Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind
Nail hit squarely on the head.
I do not see how that story shows a horse with training to the point of accepting meds. Not at all. It is nice that the mare stood well for her rectal. That does not scream 'perfectly trained horse' to me.
Exactly. I didn't mention anything about training. The thread began with the question what has happened to common sense?
I was merely illustrating that perhaps tying an animal for 8 hours in whatever heat to get it to take meds that are seriously needed is not a common sense approach. Secondly I believe that horses too can exhibit 'common sense' when something is really in their interest. We simply have to know how to ask, what to read, and using 'common sense' put them in the easiest position to understand.