Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
I agree that perhaps this situation was handled wrongly, and that the calf needed to receive immediate medical attention. However, I also agree that this was probably an accident. Perhaps not the running into the fence bit. The rider surely has eyes. That looked a little intentional.
MacabreMikolaj, not all jumpers are abusive. I myself am a jumper, but I don't use spurs or whips or gags. Please don't generalize. Not all jumpers are abusive, just like not all rodeo riders are as careless as these obviously were
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There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.