Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Societal responsibility includes not selling instructional DVDs to anyone with a credit card teaching how to do dangerous things. Heck, if you buy coffee in a lot of stores, the cup will have a warning about the danger of hot coffee. And most people already have lots of experience with hot liquids!
There are many people who have no clue about the dangers involved in being around horses. Even among those with some horse experience, it seems few understand how subtle horses are, or how much training them depends on understanding body language and apply & releasing pressure at just the right moment. I think all horse training DVDs ought to include a warning - not by law, but due to a concern for others - that training a horse requires precise timing and understanding of the horse's body language, and should not be attempted by someone new to horses.
And if your YouTube video starts getting a lot of comments about how you have a great bond that keeps you safe with your horse, then I think any RESPONSIBLE person should reply:
"I bond with horses AFTER training. I ride and handle horses based on TRAINING. I don't 'ride the bond'! Horses are not humans, and they will not obey you because they enjoy your company. And it isn't fair to the horse to pretend otherwise."
Legally, I think she ought to be able to post her YouTube videos and sell her DVDs. Personally, I have no respect for her as a member of society. I hope she will become more responsible with age.
... Energy is an admirable thing, but the energy of stupidity seldom avails much..." - On Seats and Saddles (1868), Francis Dwyer, Major of Hussars (light cavalry)