I was looking at buying a western horse...now im not too sure. Because of one or two people your judging all of them. I mean seriously, that's just stupid. First you don't know the correct gear that they are using and no I didnt know what drawing reins are either, but how could you actually judge when you didnt know what they were. I went to a show yesterday, sporting show. Was great, we all had a blast and there was 2 riders that were in the wrong, one who yelled, swore and beat the horse really hard with a crop for knocking a pole over. Horse reared and she nearly fell off, maybe next time she will and I was disgusted by her but not my horse, theres nothing I could do about it. There were many people who saw her so if they had a problem the judges would have dealt with it. The second was a man leading a little shetland and making it trot beside him. He had no halter on so the only reason the bit wasnt sliding straight through his mouth was because it was a tom thumb. I hated seeing that but once again it was not my place to say anything and there were judges around who if they thought it was that bad would hve done something. Then there was those really good riders, their horses really excited, having a great time. The point im trying to say is don't judge a crowd of people. And excessive sweating is pretty **** normal for alot of horses. Obviously I'm a very cruel person due to the fact muss is always sweating when I ride him even in winter so far.and since im always sweaty and gross myself im defiently in discomfort and in pain too, better lock me in a white walled room
this is defiently a funny thread to read.