Monday, March 7, 2011
That, in my opinion, says far more about the handler than the horse.
El compa alonso, entrenando caballo bailador
This one is also particularly upsetting. I'm not exactly sure what the guy is trying to do, but I think the horse has made it perfectly clear what he thinks of it. And that's all I need to see.
El Macho Bailador 2
Same mule again. Isn't that just precious.
El toro bailador
The poor thing looks aggravated. It tried to bolt a several times. The reins attached to the nose ring make me want to cry a little. Ouch.
Notice how long they make the animals do that. At least several minutes at a time, no rest. And often on hard surfaces.
One more horror show.
Are your eyeballs burning out of their sockets yet?
Friday, March 4, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Mkay. Let me explain something.
Domestic horses are, for the most part, the farthest thing from slaves as any creature can get. In fact, most horse owners will tell you that the horses are the ones cracking the whip.
Dogs have masters. Horses have staff.
Have you ever seen a horse prepare his own meal? And when's the last time you saw a horse clean up after himself? That's what we're for. We are their personal cooks, maids, beauticians, fitness trainers, and body guards.
Assuming they have decent owners, which is the case more often than not, horses never have a care in the world. They're generally a lot happier and healthier living with people than they are out in the wild, taking their chances with the bears and mountain lions.
I don't know, I think I'd rather be a pampered pet than lunch for a large carnivorous mammal.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
United Horseman on Horse Slaughter.
Okay, seriously? First off, they lumped slaughter in with rescue and rejuvenation. WTF??? Are they TRYING to piss people off? Rescue is about as far from slaughter as it gets. Rescues are there to help horses. Slaughter, as in hitting them in the head with a captive bolt and hanging them upside down, is not helpful to the horse. Obviously. It does, however, enable breeders and irresponsible owners to make their "unwanted" horses go away.
Scroll down to the slaughter section.
"For those horses who have lived past their useful life, who are unsound, or dangerous and untrainable..."
This is a very telling statement. It shows exactly what kind of people we're dealing with. Let me translate that highlighted part:
"If you're sick of paying to feed and care for your old show horse that can no longer compete or be ridden, slaughter is a no-brainer solution."
These cretins who claim to want the best for these animals only care for them as long as they're useful. If a horse can't be ridden anymore, they're better off dead. That's exactly what that statement is saying.
Think about it: How many decent horse people would ever allow one of their horses to end up in a slaughterhouse? Good owners just do not let that happen. What good owner could stomach the idea of their beloved pet being cut up and shipped to a foreign restaurant to end up on some rich bastard's dinner plate (or in this case, United Horsemen seem to think that America will be happy to start eating horses)? How would you feel if your horse was turned into dog food?
Even if horse slaughter was humane (which will never happen), how could you stand the idea of your pet being taken away and killed, butchered, packaged, and sold for food? Is that not mortifying as all hell?
Horses are not food animals. Bottom line. They are pets. By pro-slaughter logic, it should be perfectly fine to start slaughtering cats and dogs. Wouldn't that go over well with the American public? Horses are exactly the same as any other pet. Ever seen a pig being ridden in a parade? Ever seen a cow in a presidential funeral? Not. Food. Animals. End of story. It's not about which animal is smarter (although you will never convince me that pigs are smarter than horses) or whether or not they have the ability to reason or any other BS that some pro-slaughter advocates spew. And it has nothing to do with which horses are better quality. A fat, shaggy, grade pony shouldn't be in a kill pen any more than a Hanoverian showjumper. A horse is a horse.
And that Horse Eater's Conference in Vegas? Way to go, Dave and Sue. You just made total dickweeds of yourselves. I hope you're happy.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Even though I'm well aware that they are cremello and grey. It 's just out of habbit.
And I might call this horse brown, or just bay. Not "mahogany bay" or "blood bay" or any other goofy term that people come up with to make a very common color sound exotic.
I'm not ashamed to say that my horses are plain 'ole bay and plain 'ole chestnut. Nothing rare or spectacular about their colors at all. And when I'm talking to children or non-horse people, I use terms like, "that brown and black horse" or "the pumpkin-colored horse". You get my point.
So when someone refers to a horse as "caramel", there's no need to puff up like a blowfish and say, "It's buckskin." You'll sound like a know-it-all. And that's not nice.
OT, but have you ever noticed when people say, "two white stockings" or "a white blaze" or likewise? As if those markings come in any other color? XD rofl I'm pretty sure there's no such thing as a black snip or a chestnut sock. I've never seen one, anyway.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
How can you sit there and act like a victim when your 73 horses were starving and standing in a foot of feces? How DARE you try to make yourself out to be the victim when your horses were out in your filthy barns, wasting away! What kind of mental illness are you suffering from, to think for a second that you deserve to have even a single animal returned to you? You're a poor excuse for a human being, you dirtbag. I hope karma gets you if the justice system doesn't.
I've seen the photos and video footage of the seizure. Most of those horses were matted with mud and feces from head to toe, had bones sticking out, and generally looked like they'd been left in a stall and forgotten for a few months. In good animal husbandry, horses don't look like that. Ever. There is no excuse. And NOBODY needs 73 horses, especially when they don't have any help. One person cannot take care of that many animals. Period.
40 horses have been given back to her. Can we say INFURIATING? That woman should not have ANY animals. How the hell does the judge think she can take care of 40 horses?
I can safely bet that we haven't heard the last of Hoskins' stupidity. Just wait.
I feel better now. Just needed to get it all out.
Someday, it'll be legal to shoot people like her.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Especially these idiot teenagers who go crashing around on horses that are worth their weight in gold. The worst part is their attitude. I think that's what makes it so aggravating.
One thing that irks me is when young riders post public videos and then tell you they don't want any advice or negative comments. Those are usually also the people who make up all these excuses as to why they're doing stupid things. It's never their fault! Of course not.
So what, they only want suck-up comments? They want the world to tell them how great they are and only tell them what they want to hear? That's not the way it works. Let me explain something.
When you post a video on the internet for the world to see, you invite any and all types of feedback. People can say whatever they want. You won't always be told what you want to be told. It's not all sunshine and butterflies, mkay? If you can't take criticism or advice, don't post your crap on the web. Or at least put it on the private setting.
And it's really fucking annoying when I hear things like, "YOU DON'T KNOW MY HORSE SO JUST STFU!!!!!"
I dare you to go to your next show and say that to the judge.
For the record, it's not how high you jump. It's how well you do it. Being able to leap over a 5-foot oxer absolutely does NOT make you a great rider-- unless you do it correctly.
I do not necessarily think these kids are bad riders. They're just green riders who are getting impatient with the basic -but essential- lower level practice and trying to pull off stunts that are way too advanced for their skill level. That is what makes them "bad riders".
But hey, there's usually no telling them that. 15 year olds know everything, right? *wink* Their personal riding instructors are the only knowledgable horse people in the world and nobody else has any right to give them tips or advice! The audacity of some people, how DARE they give their honest opinions or try to help you! Gosh.
It also irritates me when they say, "If I was doing it wrong, my horse would just refuse!"
Actually, no. Apparently you don't know your horse as well as you claim (and I bet you're one of the idiots who raves all day long about what a majikal "bond" you have with your horse). You see, a lot of times, animals don't show pain. Horses are particularly enigmatic in this way. They are astonishingly complaisant, especially when it comes to immature brats like you, and it's beyond me how or why they do it. Your horse is well trained and obedient, so he tolerates your foolishness when he really should kick your spoiled ass a few times and knock that attitude right out of you.
Either that or a teacher that's strict as holy hell. They'd put you in your place mighty fast.