As we’ve discussed many times before, PSAs have a LOT of bad and unruly horses. It’s one of the reasons they are so bent on bringing back horse slaughter; so that they have a way to wring some money out of all the horses they bugger up with their madcap horsemanship skills. Lucky for all of us, they must be out of beer money this close to the end of the month as the PSAs have been VERY busy the past few days edumacating each other on how to handle these bad horses. I figured we best take the time to have a little look now or the next installment of Point and Laugh Friday is going to be several pages long.
Today’s lessons from the PSA school of abusive horsemanship is on how to make your horse behave for the farrier. I think at this point it is important to remind ourselves that more than one of these asstards don’t bother handling their horses until they are at least a year old and they think roping them is perfectly fine. Even with their older horses, PSAs don’t have a lot of time or patience, so they like to take any shortcut possible so that actually caring for their horses doesn’t eat into their quality internet time of slapping each other on the back and congratulating themselves on what great little horse abusers they all are. How would the rest of us ever figure out how to handle our animals without their advice?
“My pet peeve for today….when my pride and joy gelding starts prancing around for the farrier. Funny thing was I was on his left side and the farrier was on the right. We both booted that bastard in the ribs at the same time. Double whammy. Instantly back to a well behaved horse. Didn’t bat an eye the whole time after that.”
– This is the same asshole that can’t figure out why his horse wrings it’s tail non-stop and eats his own horses. Frequently seen online voicing his wanna-be-a-cowboy training techniques while bragging he likes to `cull his women’. Given the pictures I’ve seen of him, I’m pretty sure it’s the women that run away from him as he seems to have Dickie-do Disease aka his beer belly sticks out further than his dickie does. At any rate, if a farrier ever laid a hand on one of my horses, he would not be working for me or in my barn again.
“Hahahaha, back years ago I was shoeing for an old boy, he had just aquired a awesome Morgon stud to run with his mares, he had gotton him from a ranch that never sold stallions, after getting drunk with the owner, well I was trying to trim him (the horse) and he was jumping around, at one point the horse jumped, before I could corect him a cowboy boot flew by my head, I thought he broke ribs, the owner said ” he’s a horse, make him behave”, that horse stood very still until I was done. Had a good freind that shoed, ( he died from a horse kick to his spline and he bled to death) one time he was shoeing a horse for a guy, and the horse was kicking and jumping, the owner kept saying “easy boy, easy” at one point the horse cowkicked my friend and he hit him with the rasp, the owner said ” I’d rather have someone hit me then my horse” My friend cold cocked the guy and left :-0″
– Yet another horse eating PSA who makes up for his lack of endowment by beating on animals and crowing about it. I work under a lot of horses looking after legs and I would much have one that is well-behaved and correctly handled than one froze up and not moving because it is terrified. The scared ones are the ones that will get you hurt.
“I won’t tolerate bad behavior,especially when it endangers someone else. The guy works damn hard at doing a good job for me and I feel its my responsibility to keep him safe. Altho we both were cracking up about it after….Not here. Behave or your gone. I actually keep a rifle in the barn,just in case. I’ve once seen a horse go insane,guy got hurt bad. If someone had a gun nearby he might not be walking with a hitch in his step today.”
– Classic PSA move by blaming the horse for your own lack of handling and skill. He must have some pretty messed up animals if he feels a need to keep a gun handy to protect himself. Anybody else pulling for the horses?
“My filly was in a bitchy mood the other night and decided she was going to try to bowl me over to get her grain. I booted her right in the chest as hard as I could and stood exactly in front of her and told her to back off. She got wide eyed for a moment then pinned her ears snorted at me and slunk off like a dog. Lesson learned lol”
– Probably because the poor thing was starving to death knowing the way the PSAs like to feed. At any rate, why bother taking the time to teach your horse about personal space or learning pressure points, when you can just kick them? I hope she broke her toes.
“The farrier we had back in IL could trim my mare by himself. If she was naughty, he smacked her belly with his rasp and voila…naughty no more. Our current farrier will not do this, even after we have told him it works with her. He prefers we drive her backwards. By the time he gets out of the way and we drive her back it’s not quick enough to make an impact on her. She is not terrible but will test you to see what you will let her get away with. I will be rapping her the next time.”
– Am I reading this correctly? She is pissed at her farrier for NOT beating her horse with his tools? Perhaps this farrier understands that making weapons out of the tools he intends to use on a horse isn’t in his own best interests and safety. Sounds like he needs to fire this owner ASAP.
“my farrier has permission to WHOMP any time it’s needed, and so does the dentist. they are not getting hurt in our barn, and both have said they appreciate my common sense approach. I love my horses but they WILL behave. cannot stand the ‘smooshy kissy don’t hurt my horsey’ attitude, because sooner or later, someone does get hurt.”
– Nobody is allowed to `WHOMP’ on my animals and I have never had a farrier, dentist or vet hurt by one of mine either. I do this silly thing called `handling’ them on a regular basis that pretty much eliminates a lot of the issues these people whine about.
“My farrier had no qualms about smacking naughty horses. We had a few cases like Gage’s, where the poor bastard got smacked by both! LOL but it works…”
– My farrier would actually be super pissed at anybody that beat on a horse he was under. It’s a bit dangerous to do when somebody has their head between their own knees.
“shoot, i encourage my shoer to smack my horse if he’s being a jerk.”
– It never ends with these people….
There were a few other comments along the line of kicking the horses in the gut and their usual abusive crap. I will go on record as stating I am NOT a Parelli disciple or any of the other gimmick trainers. I do, however, know for a fact you get a lot further with kindness than intimidation. A horse trained with kindness is a horse you can usually trust. A horse that is only behaving because it is afraid of you or intimidated is the one that is going to blow up and hurt your dumb ass at some point. I have a horse that was originally owned by an asstard like these. The same one I featured earlier that I literally bought within hours of him shipping to slaughter because he was branded as `bad’ and `dangerous’. Despite his size, he was afraid of his own shadow because of being handled by jerkwads like these people and beating him was only going to get you hurt worse. However, I actually handle his feet every day and not just the twice a year the PSAs get their farriers in to cut the slipper feet off their long-suffering animals. When he was acting out of character and not wanting his back feet handled, I brought in a chiropractor and fixed the problem. Horses dance around and lean on farriers because they are sore or untrained. A smart person would fix the problem BEFORE the farrier gets there and not beat the dogwater out of them and make that a negative experience for them. Horses have very good memories. But what do I know? I was late showing up for the farrier and had his ginormous halter with me, so the poor guy had to throw a shank over his neck to improvise. Behold, the dangerous horse that is treated with kindness……all 17.2h of him…..The one a PSA said was too dangerous to live…..