The past couple weeks I have discovered a new way to kill a horse. Take a weanling, give it the best feed and care possible, let it grow up and eventually (maybe) start it under saddle... In the meantime, make sure the horse has an ultra safe turnout spot no bigger than a round pen. Make sure there are no outside distractions to scare the poor thing.
Allow time to pass. NEVER change it's schedule or turnout buddy.
Insert life changing event and decide to get rid of the horse who has never been off property, never trailered, never felt ANY change in it's life.
Expect horse to be just fine in new, different surroundings.
Horse is now dangerously afraid of anything different, shakes and shivers with fear, runs through fences to get away from horses in ANOTHER field.... stresses weight off like it is being liposuctioned.
For the love of whatever you deem holy, EDUCATE your horses and expose them to new, different and scary things! You cannot predict life and it's not fair to the horse to be bubble wrapped it's whole life. A horse will be euthanized because of a lack of acceptance to new and different things. It disgusts me and is150% remedied.
Ugh. I hate people sometimes.