Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Middle-of-Nowhere, Illinois
I completely agree with everything you said. That's exactly what I love about my horse; he's not belligerent or blatantly mean, but he has fire and a mind of his own. I never know what to expect with him, in that he doesn't always do whatever I ask and he keeps me on my toes. He's so intelligent it's almost unnerving, but that's just another reason I love him. The super obedient, puppy dog-like ones just don't do it for me.
It infuriates me when I come across people with the mentality that horses should be infallibly subservient. The kind of people who have huge egos and take pride in being their horse's "boss". There's no partnership or mutual respect in a relationship like that.
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