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post #41 of 44 Old 07-30-2013, 03:55 AM
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Originally Posted by TheNinja View Post
The whole deal over padded TWH's is totally misunderstood. It's not what the media says. Not ALL of the performance horses are sores, or hurting at all, in any way, shape, or form.
I think the point is that NONE of the performance horses should be sore or hurting in any way, shape or form.
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post #42 of 44 Old 07-30-2013, 07:09 AM
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The process of creating the Big Lick/Performance Horse causes long and short term injury to the horse. The devices cause a motion that is grossly un-natural and massively stresses the entire biomechanical system. This is in addtion to the extreme mal-formation of the hoof by pad/stack system.

It is possible that the occasional horse might escape the worst effects of this system. That does not erase the effects visited on thousands of other horses.

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post #43 of 44 Old 08-04-2013, 09:25 AM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
I'm trying to post a link to the enlarged photo of Champagne Watchout. He is indeed wearing pads. I don't know how thick they are, but they are obviously there. And they look much thicker than 1/2 inch. 1/2 inch would be barely noticeable, no? And yes, I am familiar with bell boots, that's not what I am looking at.

I shouldn't care about Walking Horses. I have never owned one (although I would like to) but for some reason the whole padded thing really bugs me. I guess because I love trail riding and I think these horses should be bred as Cadillac trail horses, not the freak show of the horse world. I mean, what is so wrong with their natural gaits? I have seen video of Midnight Sun. He is flashy but looks like a horse you could ride out on the trail. NOT like the current padded show horses.

Okay, my link seems to work. If I click on the photo it will go even larger! Try it.
Ok I see it now..Yeah he is wearing pads..Im sure it to qualify though..CW owners/trainers are in this for he good of the horses for the most part.The compete every year in the Stakes class knowing they will not get didly squat but they try to make a statement.
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post #44 of 44 Old 08-04-2013, 09:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TheNinja View Post
Not ALL of the performance horses are sores, or hurting at all, in any way, shape, or form.
Just like not all flat shod arnt sored.
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