Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
It's not just little girls saying it folks, it's adults who should know better. For some reason, they need people to think they're better than everyone else for having 'rescued' their horse.
Horses bought at auction are not 'rescues'. All you did was BUY a horse. You may have UPGRADED it, but you sure as heck didn't rescue it! Brokered horses are just that, brokered. It's a PURCHASE, not a rescue.
And bravo for the folks who said that the term 'rescue' should not be a catchall phrase for people who can't control their illmannered pukes.
If your horse was abused, and most people have absolutely no clue that the animal was, it's apparently easier to excuse the beast's nasty behaviour than actually working with a reputable trainer to make it behave.
Trust me, the lady who gave Mack to me never abused him. He came to me arrogant and headshy, because she was afraid of him and he could bully her. He now minds his manners with me, and has no trouble letting me touch him all over his face, ears, head and neck.
I don't find horses 'cute' who fight the farrier, vet, or anyone forced to deal with them in a professional way. If your horse bites or kicks someone, that's your fault for not having the animal trained properly. Don't blame it on previous abuse, especially if you know nothing about the animal's history.