Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
Got to ask....what do YOU think horses are here for then? All horses have a "job" of some sort and a "job" is related to work. I think you are hung up on a simple word....work. FCS, in wild herds....every horse has a "job".
I think that horses were never meant to be brought in and domesticated by humans, but now we do the best we can to make their life as natural as possible. Since I believe that horses should be treated no lesser than an other being..I think that involves a two way agreement, if you will, they have people or a person who makes them feel safe and loved and cared for along with (usually) staying with other horses when they aren't with their "human". Honestly it depends on what you consider their "jobs" to be to me. If you consider a job to be going on a trail ride or round penning to see how the horse feels etc. Then yeah haha my horses have jobs pretty much everyday, but I just feel like that is not what was meant at all which is why it frustrates me.
I think horses are incredible and can feel what mood a person is in and can gain some of that. Like you know when you are loping or cantering (whichever you do) and you go to slow down, but your horse is still so excited because you are just like wow that 5 second lope was awesome on this horrible day (or something). That would obviously be human error, but still the horse would have fed off that energy "Oh she is still lets go! So I want to go!"