Day Twenty Six: Your biggest riding pet peeve
I have one general pet peeve when it comes to riding and that is people who do not treat horses with respect.
I hate, hate, hate that. Horses are living breathing creatures with hearts, minds and opinions. They should not be abused or tortured…ever. Watching a rider take out their bad temper on a horse. Trust me, there is someone reading this entry right now that can attest to the fact that it makes me loose my mind. I snap when I see a horse with bit rubs, spur marks and whip scars. There is literally never a reason to need to use that much force. EVER.
I hate modern dressage because it encourages the use of short cuts, which often leads to cruelty in my opinion. I feel that you can look in to a horses eye and see if they are unhappy, and that is not a look that I think should ever be allowed.