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post #21 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 03:19 PM
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As with most horse sports that do not count points, the non BL takes a bit of study to understand and pick the winner. The average joe (obviously, this excludes present company), loses interest and goes to get beer. I was bored by it, but I can watch dressage all day, because I have studied it. Bores others to tears.

BL does fill the stands, and spectators have a much better chance of successfully picking the winner. They leave the show feeling good. Sad it at the expense of the animals.

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post #22 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 03:29 PM
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Honors ... he's 3 FGS.

The boy in my avatar is 3, still a baby, just learning how to carry himself with a rider.

That poor horse has lived a lifetime in his short 3 years. And he doesn't even know any different ..

Ugh
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stabbing bulls with spikes to make them mad and bleed every where, and throwing pit bulls in a pit and letting them tear eachother apart fills stands as well. Doesnt make it any less barbaric, and doesnt make those people in the stands any less culpable.
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Honors ... he's 3 FGS.

The boy in my avatar is 3, still a baby, just learning how to carry himself with a rider.

That poor horse has lived a lifetime in his short 3 years. And he doesn't even know any different ..

Ugh
That video makes me sick. Makes me want to go out back and give my horses a kiss and exclaim, "You are my good girls!" as I've already done 10 times today. Poor animals in those horrific places. I've said this before, and I'm generally a mild-mannered person, but there is a special place in hell reserved for those people.
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post #25 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 05:38 PM
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stabbing bulls with spikes to make them mad and bleed every where, and throwing pit bulls in a pit and letting them tear eachother apart fills stands as well. Doesnt make it any less barbaric, and doesnt make those people in the stands any less culpable.
You are absolutely correct that "stylized barbarism" is very popular. With people who know it's just "barabarism." With the "civilians" is entertainment.

The thing is the "civilians" pay money for tickets and the don't pay to see stuff that's not "exciting."

So if the BL goes away then watch for more "excitement" in the flat shod world. I hope that, as a group, we don't regret what we have wished for.

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Honors ... he's 3 FGS.

The boy in my avatar is 3, still a baby, just learning how to carry himself with a rider.

That poor horse has lived a lifetime in his short 3 years. And he doesn't even know any different ..

Ugh

That video is disgusting and the way he's gaiting is so hideous and unnatural. I can't even begin to imagine the joint damage that all of this is doing. I hope they shut this practice down.
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post #27 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 06:07 PM
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How about everyone that wants to attend celebration gets to have caustic substances put on their ankles and seats and be forced to sit through the show that way to experience a small taste of what the animals lives with.
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After watching the abuse these horses take, I came to the realization that because these horses were bred to be family horses, they don't fight the abuse. My twh is a wonderful polite respectful horse and it would be so easy to sore him if that was my choosing and I know he'd put up with it. I had a horse that would have turned on me had I tried to inflict pain on him.
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post #29 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 06:41 PM
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I couldn't watch Honors more than a few seconds. It was hideous. And this is coming from somebody who loves a pretty horse no matter what the breed.

If they want entertainment then they should run a carnival, state fair type midway and leave the horse showing to sound horses and horsemen with a heart.

They want to entertain the masses hold a regular speed racking race.

Lame horses flailing at the sky isn't entertainment.
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post #30 of 103 Old 08-25-2013, 06:58 PM
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You are absolutely correct that "stylized barbarism" is very popular. With people who know it's just "barabarism." With the "civilians" is entertainment.

The thing is the "civilians" pay money for tickets and the don't pay to see stuff that's not "exciting."

So if the BL goes away then watch for more "excitement" in the flat shod world. I hope that, as a group, we don't regret what we have wished for.

G.
I think you are selling people very short. Animal cruelty for entertainamnt has been banned in many forms the world over.
These "civilians" as you call them are being educated and staying home. Some of those in the stands don't know any better.
While I can't do much but condemn and express my feelings towards people that knowingly support this stuff. What I can do is reduce the ranks of those that don't know anybetter.
Obviously from the empty stands the word is out and the loss of revenue is growing. Big Lick ISNOT filling the stands. Just look at them.
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