One thing I can’t stand is people who put all these gadgets on their horses. Don’t get me wrong everyone has a purpose and can be used to great benefit to the horse and rider but they are not a fashion accessory or a permanent solution to a bahavioural or educational problem, they are an aid.
I think it’s important to ask why am I putting this on my horse? Does he need it? Is there another way to work through this problem?
I’ve seen a person who bought her horse with tack and was using the harsh bit that came with the horse to control behavioural problems that turned out to be cause by a ill fitting saddle.
I know teen girls that put boots and all kinds of tack on their horses because someone else has one and they want to fit in or it’s trendy but they don’t actually know why or what purpose, or if it’s actually going to benefit their horse.
No amount of tack is going to take the place of hard work, training and education.
Ahhhh rant over 😄
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