And problem spelling. Hawt damn! This post title is brought to you by the letter C, for Crap. Because this ad is crap.
“Do you want your horse braking or worked on? I have10years experience braking and schooling . I havr been riding 22years now and i have broke schooled and competed my own horses. I also enjoy working with problem horses if your finding it hard with your horse and have ran out of options i can try help. Please call with any questions….”
But that’s not the point of this post. Oh no, the point is this:
Why is this happening? Whose idea was it to train horses to rear? Outside of movies and dramatic silhouettes, what practical application does this “skill” have?
No one walks into a sales barn and says, “Excuse me sir, I’d like to buy your best horse! And make sure it rears! I have vast rearing needs.”
No one. Ever. Not a single person has ever said that. And no one ever will.
Crap, ok maybe those Spanish dudes with the Lipizzaners But I think you get my grossly exaggerated point!
And this is not the first time I’ve seen this. It’s like a freakin’ epidemic! Shh, gather close. Closer. Little closer. I have a secret to share.
“TRAINING” A HORSE TO REAR IS NOT THAT DIFFICULT!
You know, on second thought, maybe I shouldn’t be pointing this out. It’s like the easiest way to identify a bad trainer.
Irma: “Oh look Marge, an ad for a new trainer.”
Marge: “What luck, I happen to be in the market for a new trainer!”
Irma: “I know, that’s why I mentioned it. Twit.”
Marge: “What was that?”
Irma: “Oh nothing. So this trainer.. let’s take a look at her ad. Oh look at that! She can make that horse stand on two legs.”
Marge: “Yaaa that’s not a skill. In fact, that trainer is an idiot if she thinks that’s a selling a point. All that is, is a safety hazard. Moron.”
Irma: “Sorry, didn’t catch that last part.”
Marge: “I called you a freakin’ moron. Do yourself a favor, stay away from horses.”