Thank you for your comments on my last post - I utterly respect your views, and with particular reference to Breakfast and Erica, I know you both have some investment in the word natural - all I am saying is sometimes things need to be said and some kind of balance needs to be kept. I know I shoot my mouth off but some things wind me up.
Overheard at a recent clinic in the UK, and this is true!
Spectator - 'When you were working with that horse, I saw a buffalo and and an Indian in the arena with you'
Trainer - 'I'm not surprised by that - I get a lot of help from the Native Americans with my horsemanship'
Now come on - call me old fashioned, but shouldn't the correct answer have been, 'Jeez, you need to get psychiatric help, you are barking mad!'
But seriously, this is the kind of stuff people take to their horses - I don't like it, and I imagine the horses think it's pretty wild too.