@Animalia , ok if it makes you feel better I've done some pretty dumb things,to my horse.
I've posted about several of them,I'm not well liked by some posters. I've not always been thoughtful of my horses well being,like riding him when he's not completely sound.
I have taken offense to post on my own threads. But after really giving it a lot of thought I realized, I need to do better for my horse.
You obviously really love your leased horse, it shows in every single post. I can't say that for my post about my own horse.:frown_color::frown_color:.
I have really enjoyed reading about your adventures working with your horse. So keep posting everyone here wants to help.
If in doubt about something posted ask, to get it clarified on what was meant.
Just wanted to sincerely thank you for sharing this. It's not easy to admit this stuff, most of all to ourselves, but also in public. Sounds like you've done some healing and growing and I really admire that! I think we are all guilty of sometimes not doing things in our horses' best interests. When I was younger--teens and 20's and maybe even early 30's--I was a much more callous horseperson. If the horse was limping, I would ride, but not canter. But I might go out for over an hour trail ride! I would never do that today. I'm a lot softer and more understanding now. I'm not proud of some stuff I've done either. But the important thing, I think, is that we learn and get better. Thanks for the support!