Rider desires to maintain control, but horse plays by his own set of guidelines

Experienced horse people and organizers often make the mistake of pushing horses to perform beyond their capabilities or when they are not in the best physical condition. This can be due to a lack of knowledge about horse behavior or pressure from the audience and event organizers who have paid for the performance. Cancelling the show may not be an option, making the situation complicated and difficult to navigate.

Furthermore, it’s important to acknowledge that horses can become very intimidated by large crowds, and this is something that horse owners need to keep in mind before every performance, particularly during the first one. For those who are unfamiliar with what goes into rehearsing for a performance, it’s essential to take into account all of these factors related to the psychology of horses, as well as the considerable effort required to achieve a flawless performance.

It’s easy to pass judgment from an outsider’s perspective, but when you’re the one in the performance, your thoughts and feelings may change. That’s why experience is the best teacher in such situations. Let’s shift our attention back to the video and this particular horse, who behaves a bit differently from others. The horse seemed to have a grudge against his rider as they rode through and around various obstacles, as the horse deliberately headed towards a tree.

In the video, we see a horse that seems to have a personal issue with his rider. As they were maneuvering through different obstacles, the horse headed straight for a tree. Although he narrowly missed it, a branch struck the rider and caused him to fall off. It’s clear that the horse did this deliberately, as he proudly pranced afterward. It’s not surprising, as constant yanking on the mouth can be quite frustrating for a horse.

The horse in the video seemed to have been holding a grudge against the rider until the opportune moment arose during the event in front of a crowd. Personally, I believe the rider received what was coming to him and that any other rider treating their horse in a similar manner could potentially receive a similar reaction from their horse. Please take a look at the video below and share your thoughts.