Originally Posted by bsms
Sometimes you have to go where you don't want to go with a horse so the horse won't want to go there, either.
This says a lot. IMHO I think they other key element here is ownership. It's HIS horse. There is another thread that smacked me in the eye about that. Who am I to sit and judge, it is HIS horse.....no blood, no beating, no starvation, and no blatant abuse=none of my ****ed business....
(Even if there was blood and guts, it is still none of my business, but I'd make it mine if I saw it personally. It's what my own conscience dictates.)