On this horseless night, I decided to join in on this interesting blog hop from Equestrian Journey:
"We all like to share on our blogs what we do with our horses and what we would like to do, but I want to know what you will NOT do. For example I will not carry a bag of feed into the middle of a herd of horses, especially if I don't know some of them. I will not teach my horse to rear on purpose. I will not ride my horse into a field full of loose horses that could kick me in the leg and break it. Things like that. I look forward to hearing what you have to share!"
|horse porn - velvety soft muzzle ;)|
Well, until last night I would NOT wash Gavin's disgusting, greasy sheath (yeh, thats right - my horse has hygiene issues… ick!!). I still haven't done it, but I need to and I'm committed to it because it's gross, he's obviously uncomfortable, and I can't afford to pay the vet to come out for a special trip. So check that off the list ;)
|This greasy guy here has issues down south… grrrrroooossssss!|
So - on with the list of things I won't do.
2. I will not own a horse that scares me, and I won't put myself in a position with my horse that scares me. It isn't worth it to me. If I'm scared, it means I'm not ready. <-- because I'm scaredy-cat this means I wind up not doing a lot of things, including: trail ride alone, jump alone… you get it! I like the buddy system!
3. This is a strange one - but I WON'T allow my dog off-leash around my horse. Since I've changed barns it isn't even an option as my poor puppy isn't allowed out. But regardless it's a safety thing for all of us. I don't want my dog doing something doggish, freaking my horse out, who accidentally hurts me, himself, or my dog. None of those options would be cool at all with me. I realize some dogs are my horse-savvy. This only relates to my dog.
|Save me from myself!!!!|
4. I will not stand for abuse. In the past I've witnessed people doing things to horses that should not be done (tacks on the outside of cavalettis or jumps, jumping off a horse after a little spook to beat the shit out of them, hitting a horse in the face with your lead rope for no obvious offense). I stood by, and said nothing. Not anymore. If I feel that someone has crossed the line, I'll say something.
And that's it! Those are honestly the only things I can think of that I WON'T do. :) I like the list, actually!