QUOTE (HLM @ Sep 28 2006, 07:49 PM)
That's just it, putting two stallions nose on nose. That was another question I was asked" What kind of dumb horsehandlers are these".
My question. Children or others could try to copy this and someone gets hurt.
Will these shows who permitted such dangerous display/teaching be willing to accept a multi million dollar lawsuit and can they? I remind you of people picking things up from the TV displays etc, and have been sued and LOST!.
Personally, I am glad they did.
I THINK ALL SHOWS SHOULD BE MADE AWARE OF THE CONSEQUENCES.
Serenity Arabian Farms
With all due respect - in Europe handlers do this as long I can remember.
I visiting shows for more than twenty years now and in Europe the handlers
always did that. Here in Europe handlers are "playing" with their stallions,
teasing each other to show their guys to their full advantage. It's part of the game,
it's part of the excitement. They are experienced. People like Frank, Scott,
Johanna, Bart, Emma, Michael and all the others knowing exactly
what they are doing.
For example Frank likes to present his stallions in a flashy way. They even rear
sometimes - it's fun, he controll them every minute.
The handlers are no foolish kids - they are professionals. Trust them.
And please be fair. You can't prevent people doing dumb things.
When I go to the circus and see a man working with six tigers and try
to copy this and the tigers eat me - who is responsible then? The tamer?
When a professional handler is doing his job and an amateur tries to copy him
don't blame it to the handler! Again, with all due respect, but that's ridiculous.
When someone sees Michael Schumacher winning a Formula One race
at the TV and then thinks he can do the same and drives his car with
240 km againt a tree - do you really think Michael Schumacher is to blame?