To: the OlLine Rebel
I mean, tho, that it's my experience horse people have more sense than dog people (assuming there are separate groups). They understand, for starters at base, that horses can kill you,
LOL. Already the threads first disagreement:) I think most of the average horse owners out there these days, DON'T understand that. I have been critized by other horse owners for tying my horses to a tree to stand for awhile as a form of discipline, for using spurs, for riding them when they are sweaty, poor things are tired....:). I've seen people play tag with their horses, hid treats in their pockets for the horses to find, One girl I knew put the treat in the breast pocket of her T-shirt:). Think about that. After the horse got the treat out of the pocket, she jumped back with her eyes closed, faced her husband, raised her shirt and cried "is it still there?" LOL. Becky
Well, I'm just talking from experience mostly on internet forums and publications of various kinds. I've never owned a horse but being a horse-racing lover, I frequently read opinions on horses generally and riding, training, behavior, etc.
Let's just say when these subjects come up, there are more "tough" people on the horse threads who will get pilloried for believing you can slap a nasty horse w/o deleterious effects than on any dog forum on same lines.
Few will even bring up such topics in dogs, and every1 nods in solemn self-righteous agreement that you must only speak sweet nothings and offer treats and never even look funny at your killer dog. Oh and of course, any1 who has either a cowardly or viscious dog is a cruel owner (whatever that is), because no animal ever acts that way naturally, and they were not treated that way by any previous owner. The onus is always on the current owner (excuse, "guardian").
Dog people are in short, much more PC than horse people from what I've seen!
posted on 04/26/2004 1:47:41 PM PDT
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common Sense is an Uncommon Virtue)
One girl I knew put the treat in the breast pocket of her T-shirt:).
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