Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
I wouldn't hesitate to kill a horse that was vicious. I don't think that horse is vicious - just badly trained and ridden. If someone treated Mia (my Arabian mare) the way that horse is, I could imagine her trying to take out her rider.
As it is, the one time I came off her, I shouted her name and she ran back to me so fast I thought I was going to be trampled. Then she stuck her head next to me and waited for me to make the bad thing go away...while I used her for support to help me limp home.
But Mia has her own sense of right and wrong, and could probably be made into a mean horse by someone she thought was unfair. I do believe some horses are just mean, and those I would kill without any hesitation. I also wouldn't go too far in trying to retrain a horse who was dangerous, because a horse can kill someone too easily.
Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"
Last edited by bsms; 04-10-2013 at 09:19 PM.