The Annual Horsblr Drama Recap: 2016 edition
January: “Unbranded”: promoting the mustang? or just a group of stupid thrill seeking college kids knowingly putting their horses lives in danger? “Take your rich bitch money and fat mouth elsewhere”: The “If you say everyone needs a trainer, you’re elitist” mantra. The State of America: Judge Qualifications. Horse Slaughter: livestock animal, best friend, or both? ALERT: Police on high alert after the word “piaffe” was mentioned by an unqualified individual. Those unintentional suicide jokes. What brand is your bridle? Our experts weigh in on what your bridle says about your financial status. LDR vs Rolkur, AGAIN… The Facts: Is there a correlation between liking a certain breed and preferring a certain style of horse management?
February: Conspiracy: Theveganmothership and Banallequinesports are the same person. NEWSFLASH: putting stallions in the same area so they can sort out their hierarchy under the careful eyes of their owners is abusive and disgusting. “jfc Janet BAIL is what you have when you are in jail and BALE is what hay is in. Learn to fckn spell” Halters: Nylon vs. Leather? Safety vs. Aesthetics? Helmet Girl strikes again! Weighted tails, weighted bits, and other training nonsense.
March: Real Talk: is it Horseblr or Horsblr? Arthur’s absolutely appalling joke of a browband. Some interesting A circuit hunters drama that had something to do with burn marks?? Do we or do we not want barrel racers to wear helmets with cowboy hat attachments: safety vs aesthetics part 2. “My daddy bought me an import and I only see it once a month”. The bald face debate. Salt against saddleseat. Dogblr vs Horsblr: Cesar Milan edition. The Pénélope Leprevost incident.
April: Can horses be assholes on purpose? Barrel Racing and Dressage: Are the two disciplines on equal grounds? Bits in the Hunter Ring: What the riders don’t want you to see. BREAKING NEWS: Witnesses say a photo of an average quarter horse preforming piaffe circulated created uproar among dressage enthusiasts convinced that only warmbloods are capable of such movements. Australia’s ridiculous National Security laws and what they have to do with not vaccinating your horse. Animal welfare concerns: clipping horses for the winter. NEW INFO: Lainey Ashker killed her horses!
May: Famous self proclaimed horseman Clinton Anderson flips a horse over: Was it preventable? TONIGHT ON 7 NEWS: Horsblr’s collective obsession with the piaffe. Vague blogging at its finest. You can’t take your horse out on hacks unless you have exposed them to every single possible flight response trigger, otherwise, you suck. Double twisted wire bits on Hunter ponies: Hot or not? If you use two saddle pads, you are the DEVIL. The saga continues: Tear Lainey’s dressage skills apart but Edward Gal is untouchable.
June: Mares vs. Geldings. Proper ‘Eq’: What happened to shoulder hip heel? Dogblr weighs in: Adopting vs. Buying.
July: Exposing your young horse to show jumping: ABUSE. Page 45, section 4, subsection 5, paragraph 2 of Hunter barn ‘eq’tiquette dictates that you can’t drink water during lessons… (its a sign of weakness) Also, page 27, section 2 says that praising your horse before leaving the ring is frowned upon and points may be deducted. Falsterbo Horse Show footage. Clinton Anderson’s “death to tree huggers” video controversy.
August: CWD Female Saddle: Sexist? or does since and physiology back their products up? Stronger bits for stronger horses: an indicator for lack or training. RIO 2016 ~ super cresty lusitanos, Adeline Cornellisen scratches mid test (what a hero) Country of Origin Bias: Kittel vs Ward. Vulture squad vs. Bench bitches???
September: Spanking your horse: acceptable or barbaric? Negative Reinforcement: a non-aversive, magical method of communication between you an your horse <3. Our readers weigh in on how your sex life may correlate with how you handle horsblr discourse.
October: “People who can’t afford to take quality care of their pets have every right to continue to own their animals”. Polo wraps are always a valid reason to start drama.
November: Donald Trump is elected… On barn dogs and which ones to shoot. WHAT KIND OF SQUASH IS THAT?! Poor horse folk outraged and left feeling bitter after Cylana sold to young rider for 3 million USD. Attention: There is only one true way to lunge your horse, only one, thats it. The chaff discourse.
December: Barrel racing Instagram equestrians and futurity shit. “Kicking Your Horse in the Chest for Refusing to Jump and other Tantrums”. Personal opinion posts taken way too far. Pro-anas infiltrate horseblr. Hoof Crack Treatment Discourse. Gettin Salty: Dutch Harness Horses. Biting and Aggression: Best Plan of Action? “Wow I cant believe ur horse is on bute when u haven’t been given it by a vet even tho if i had checked your blog for literally 5 seconds i would have seen i was literally wrong!”