westisbest wrote:my coach jammed on her helmet, got on him did all the singles and doubles, went in the line, gave him a good "insterberger" half halt he was perfect. Yes ma'am.. ..
Just goes to show, that if we can do it well, then they'll do it well.
I don't think it would be easy to abuse my horse either, not because he was a stallion, but because he gets so worked up so easily that someone would need to be an athlete themselves to be able to deal with him once he got upset. Or, they'd just truss him up like a Christmas turkey the way so many "trainers" do, until he got hurt and then he'd be "broke" and they wouldn't have to worry about having to train him, anymore.
I've seen that happen to a fair number of horses. They go to the trainer young and sound, and come back still young but damaged. And no wonder considering what so often passes for "training".