Ok I apologise if this is in the wrong area, I really didn't know where to put it so please move it if needbe.
I need to have a little rant and I hope no one minds but this IS the ONLY place I can have such a rant, with us all being likeminded people.
Why is it so hard for other people to grasp the concept of Listen to you horse??
Now I use a few other equine forums, one in particular I have been a member of for a very long time. I am not trying to ram AND down everyone's throat - yes if they ask what it is I do etc, I am passing the link on but other than that, people will only be open to other ideas when they are good and ready.
It just seems to me that the world is lacking in good old common sense more than anything
I am absolutely sick to death of reading threads on other forums along the lines off;
"My horse is doing ....(i.e. bucking).... what should I do?"
and the responses are always the same old blooming rubbish
"whack it with the whip"
"get on and ride everyday"
"do more work"
"push them on more"
"make them work harder as punishment"
"put a stronger bit in it's mouth"
"add a gadget (i.e. pessoa) to put them how you want them"
The list could go on and on and on and I am sick to the back teeth of it.
Why can't people just for a second, stop and think "why is my horse doing this" is it really so much to ask???? The horse doesn't just do something for the sake of it, there is always a reason as to why the horse is doing what it is doing, normally to benefit itself. Is it really that far-fetched that other people simply could not even imagine this??
Sorry for the long rant, it is really just getting to me.
This is why I love this place so much. If it wasn't for friends on other forums then I would have left a long time ago but each time I log on to one of the other forums, I am just hating being there and just come running back to AND.
Honestly though, are people really so narrow minded that they loose all form of common sense???