Those people might not be the loving horse owners you all are. They might even be the type of people who don't have any issues with hurting other people let alone animals. So is it possible that they pushed their animals past their limits and put the animal's life in danger? YOU BET! In that day and age it wasn't uncommon. Back then there wasn't as many animal protection laws either. It's sad but things like that happened.
I'm my spare time I ride dragons and runners, practice my Harper skills, talk to dolphins and hang with MasterHarper Robinton.