Chapter 9 Horse Riding in The 21st Century
Inexcusable Artificial Artillery
The possibility of failure in dominating the horse is not an option …
If he will not succumb to the power of our anatomy, we attach spurs to our boots and fill our hands with whips.
Spikes and spurs.
The ‘verb’ (meaning an action) in the Oxford Dictionary for spur is urge (a horse) forward by digging one’s spurs into its sides.
Spurs are another creation in the name of human dominance over the horse, as our ancestors jabbed him in the stomach as a reminder that he must obey and move if he was to avoid any pain.
Also in the chapter … Whips – Let’s play ‘Whack the pony’ …
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