I’ve been holding onto this for quite some time. It’s just, well, it’s just too good to be true. I wanted to do it justice but every time I went to write something I just burst out laughing! So I’ve finally decided to just share it with all of you so we can all laugh together.
WARNING: Do not, I repeat, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DRINK ANYTHING WHILE WATCHING THIS VIDEO.
Oh dear, it looks like their “expert” has demonstrated, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that she has NO IDEA WHAT SHE’S TALKING ABOUT!
Holy crap. Did you laugh? I’ve watched it a stupid number of times and I still laugh.
Alright, her name is Sarah Stetner, she’s right so far (but it’s all downhill from here!).
1. Splint boots (aka brushing boots) are used to protect the horse’s legs from the horse’s legs. Hey! It happens to the best of us! You’re walking along and all of a sudden, without thinking, you accidentally kick yourself. Or maybe I’m just trying to justify my own poor walking habits. A horse has 4 legs to worry about. Sometimes they get a little discombobulated. Back to my point: the primary purpose of this type of boot is to protect the horse’s legs from its own hooves and NOT, as Sarah keeps saying, as support. Yes, they do provide some support but the best way to prevent shin splints is proper conditioning and avoiding excessive concussive work (ie. trotting on cement). So says wiki, so say I.
2. @0:40 – that is NOT where the horse gets shin splints – splints are most likely to occur on the inside of the leg.
3. @0:43 – that is NOT where the boot goes…
4. @0:48 – OMG do not buckle the boot like that!!!! You are never ever supposed to put direct pressure on the tendon like that. No. Bad “expert”.
5. @1:03 – That’s not where you want the padded part. Hold on, let me get the 7 year old I occasionally babysit. I guarantee you she could do a better job.
6. @1:20 – No you don’t. You do not want the boot as tight as you can get it. Circulation good. Be nice to the circulation. If it wasn’t so important, we wouldn’t be so freakin’ dependent upon that big ass heart thingy. Honestly, I wish we weren’t because, if you ask me, it’s getting just a wee bit of an ego. Not unlike Dr. Cox (dammit I miss Scrubs!)
7. @1:25 – NO IT’S NOT!!!!! BAAAAAAHHHHHH! (starts ripping hair out)
Sidebar: What’s going on with the horse’s shoulder at 1:34? Is that the light? Scars? Sweat marks? Weird bug bites?
(Half of me is sorry, I got stuck in a youtube vortex and couldn’t help myself. But the other half is all “that’s what I’m talkin’ bout!” -with respect to the heart having a big ego thing, that is.)