Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Wild Horse Racing?
This is one hell of a rodeo sport if you ask me. I couldn't even imagine doing this to Acacia when I first got her. Here watch the video, then come back. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtaEM0r4ACA
A LARGE part of me finds this really disgusting, BUT, there is a part of it that is hilarious! These horses kick the bloody hell of these "macho" guys. The men get drug around and slammed into, it's truly a refreshing scene actually. Unfortunately it still never seems to end well for the poor horses. They never really say what happens to them after the race. 10 wild horses and a team of 3 men see who can tack up and ride a wild horse to the finish line first. It's really just a big fat mess. So why as humans do we find degrading animals and trying to overpower and dominate so appealing???
Well one answer is ignorance. Some people pull out the God card. "Well God put us here to be the rulers of this planet as the dominant species. We are the superior beings" Yeah, and we're doing a fine job aren't we? Let's ask the Ozone or the Endangered species list.
Some people are sick A-holes too and do it just because they can, some do it for show, or for the ultimate Macho-ness.
You know, domesticated or not, sometimes you have to just wonder what goes through the poor horses mind. I try to train as gentle as possible, but sometimes I still wonder how traumatizing it really could be to a horse. To go through what we put them through. And you know they still continue to love and trust us. THAT to me is one hell of an amazing creature. Forgiving and peaceful, gentle and kind. Horses do so much for us and have for all of our human existence, and that's something we shouldn't forget or take for granted. Go out and hug your ponies, if you don't have one, then hug your other animals :):):):) Or I'll give my ponies hugs for you!