Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Tecoma, VIC, Australia
• Horses: 0
^^^ You nailed it. Your dead set right. There is no such thing as a bad horse, a horse is what the owner created it to be. I hate it when horses are brought to a point where ignorant people label them as "dangerous, unhandable, bad, mean."
Horses mirror their owners, and people hate hearing this because they don't like being told things that threaten the way they handle horses. It challenges them. If a horse is being sent to slaughter because of these reasons, I think its lazy and irresponsible of the humans. Now I do consider cows and other animals. I actually think that if humans wish to eat animals, they have to go and kill it themselves because that's how its supposed to be. None of this factory farming crap and whatever. The reality is, people probably wont stop eating meat, but the statement that "some horses need to be sent to slaughter for reasons because they might be dangerous or not good riding stock." That is the most shallow statement ever.
Horses are not designed to be ridden, they do not need to be ridden. They have not evolve our desire to ride, they evolved for themselves. If a horse is not of good riding stock, what an atrocious thought it is to just throw them away because they are not good, because they are wastage. My horse is an ex-race RESCUE standardbred, saved from the knackery in an appalling condition. He did not make the racing cut so he was disposed of. I don't know if I will ever be able to ride him, but he is a happy and friendly horse who enjoys life in the paddock with his buddies. Just because a horse cant be ridden, doesn't mean he is useless or trash. He is a fricken animal, not a bicycle. Let him live a nice life on the grass if he cant be ridden, don't just not be bothered and throw him away. He is a living creature and he was bred to become part of a humans life.