Friday, May 29, 2009
So there are a couple people at the barn that I'm at that are into gaming and go every weekend. They're good too, no doubt about it, but last week one of the girls' horse went lame due to an abscess that had popped. She was super bummed about it and had been jamming bute down it's throat to get it sound for the show. Well they took the horse and ran it anyway on it's bum ouchie feet. *HEADDESK* You see one of the "Adult" gamers at the barn pounded it into the girl and her mom's head that if a horse is sound on bute, then they were never really lame in the first place so her horse is fine to run.
WTF?!?!?!?! Are you kidding me! I'm no vet, but that is one of the dumbest things I'd heard. So sure enough they had to bring the horse back on Sunday from the show because the horse was beyond lame.
HELLO!!! If you have a migraine and you take some aspirin does that mean you never actually had one??? Why are people so hell bent on showing and getting points and making it to the top by hook or crook at the expense of a living, breathing, PAIN feeling animal!?!?!?!?!?!
Let the horses heal people! A week or two out because of an abscess is better than months or a year out because you got impatient and made the problem worse. Try running your own feet when you have blister, or a painful callous. Yeah, not so fun is it???
A Lot of people look at me as a very unconventional trainer. I'm young, have tattoos and body piercings, but now I'm starting to think I may be one of the only normal, straight thinking, not going to dope my horses up to win a damn buckle, ribbon, medal etc. horse trainers out there! Hey, if that's weird, I'm down with that!!!