Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Honesty has nothing to do with obedience. An honest horse may tell you, "Why should I trot? We're just going in endless circles and I see no point to it!" We then use Mr Whippy to tell the horse we were not really asking in the first place - Ask, Tell, Demand - and call the horse dishonest.
Meanwhile, the horse learns not to talk, because his rider won't listen and punishes him for talking too much. Then, when the horse is desperate enough, he yells - and we call him dishonest because he didn't whisper first.
"In place of first putting the blame on the horse, which is only natural,the rider ought perhaps begin by trying to find out if he himself is not the culprit." - James Fillis 1890
Riders ask "How?" Horsemen ask "Why?"