Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Desert from Hell, CA.
Do you know what drives me crazy? So many horse people think that THEIR WAY IS THE ONLY WAY...if someone thinks something different, or wants to try something different, they are looked down upon or take &%%# for it.
Um yeah, whatever guys. Guess what? Horses are animals. Yes, you can compare animals to other animals. Yes, you can use techniques used on dogs, cats, orangutans, I don't care what other animal to train horses, as long as it WORKS. The caveat is, of course, that a horse is HUGE and can be dangerous because it's HUGE. *NOT* because they are some sort of majikal or mystical animal and you're doing it wrong because Joe Schmuck down the road says so....
Oh and the kids with horses thing...I didn't BUY my shetland colt for my son, but you know what? That darn colt loves my son to death, follows him around like he's a higher ranking horse...and my three year old that does not like horses or the idea of riding them LOVES that shetland colt, and says he wants to ride him, and that it's HIS HORSE. Would I ever put my son on an untrained shetland colt? NO. Would I ever let my son, around the age of five or so "train" that shetland colt? NO. But are they, inadvertently "growing up" together? YES. It's positively bizarre the relationship they have, that colt trusts my son COMPLETELY... Someday, it really will be his (gelding).
Originally Posted by Jareth, the Goblin King
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