I found this yesterday on Facebook:
The comment I circled hit me. To me, this is similar to the argument about not posting pictures of people riding bikes without helmets (at the risk of influencing children, etc…) But my other immediate thought is that most newbie riders, getting on a horse, are not going to be in a hurry to rear up and replicate this image. Many first-timers are terrified. Another commenter later on commented also how bad rearing like this is for the horse in general.
I know how I really feel about this, but I thought this could “spur” a great discussion. (Pun intended.)
Should these sorts of photos be spread, promoted and encouraged? Or do we leave it up to the discernment of the viewer?
Tell me your opinion in the comments!