I recently saw a video of an (imo) unskilled colt starter, using archaic and frankly cruel methods to start some horses under saddle.
The claim was that all horses buck, and the correct way to teach them not to was strap a saddle on, leave them in the arena to ‘figure it out’ and to come in and chase them either on horseback, with a quad, or with a car, every couple of hours, until they just didn’t react anymore.
Those of you who follow my page have seen my many articles on learned helplessness, and can probably come to your own conclusions about what is happening to these horses mentally.
Those of you who are reading and think those methods are needed, should probably step aside and let those of us with the skills to do it without, do it. I’ve started plenty of colts and none found the need to buck with the saddle.
The point to this post is the other part of his video - where he says “this will upset the snowflakes”.
“Snowflakes” being used as a derogatory term to somehow undermine anyone who disagreed with his method and stuck up for the horses.
I just wanted to let you all know,
When enough “snowflakes” come together it becomes an avalanche.
Avalanches destroy anything or anyone stupid enough to think they can stop them.
My friends, continue being part of the avalanche for the horse