Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Pure intentions or not, the OP gave extra visibility to a video that shows a whopping 70" of something.
The other day, I was walking Mia out & about on a lead rope, trying to get her used to windy days. When she started calling to the other horses, I backed her up about 100 feet. That is what I've found works best for getting her attention without upsetting her.
Someone could have taken a video of me slapping her on her chest with my hand and backing her up, and call THAT abuse - and then my name could be linked with animal abuse on the web. Most of my neighbors know me as the guy who is always out working with his horse...but then, THAT isn't what would be posted. Just bsms, animal abuser.
And before someone helps spread that sort of rumor, I think they have a responsibility to LEARN the facts first...
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."