Sorry Golden Horse but this seems like you really don't respect your horse at all! Would you like it if someone grabbed you out of your bed & put you to work without having some fun first?
I respect my horse (s) just fine, I respect them as the individuals that they are.
I respect that Fancy needs me to be brave for her at all times, she needs her person to lead, but never get angry, but Ace needs a partner, she will do everything I ask of her, but will put her own Arab twist on this, and rather than insist on 100% my way, we agree something in the middle, which is why she wont be going back in the dressage ring
G Man does not like to think when I am there so every move needs to be given to him, Big Bert needs endless reinforcement that she is doing things right. Ben now, I'm still doing ground work while I get a full handle in what makes him tick and what he needs from me.
This is the way I respect my horses, by understanding them, but when it comes time to ride, **** right they will ride.
Do I want to get up every day and feed humans dogs and horses, no, I would rather stay in bed, but it's my job.
Do I want to fight my way through a blizzard to make sure the horses are OK, no I'd rather stay indoors in the warm, but it's my responsibility to care for them.
There are times when I would like to buy something nice for me, but their needs for the farrier, vet, new saddles for their comfort etc come first.
SO NEVER EVER EVER tell me I have no respect for them, I never stop trying to do the best for them, and all I ask is they hang about look pretty and do an hour or two of work every few days, they have it easy.
OH, AND, I respect that some horses do not share my visions, and I have made the difficult decision to sell Fancy because it is very clear to me that she loves to be driven rather than ridden, she is a different pony under harness, so I'm trying to find the right driving home for her, rather than keep trying to make a her a riding pony.