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post #21 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Oh Texasgal.Ok i thought you were being serious.

Zeke that is Folsum Prison Blues and he is known for that canter. I dont get it seems like the slight pause like that in between steps would make the horse sore but i guess he is already sore so who cares right?

As much as i think he is one of the ugliest walkers ( am not one for roans or all that white on the face) i love this horse and wish to rescue him one day. I dont care if he is 30 and needs a home he will always have a place with me.Never met the horse.Nor do i really care to meet the people who have him.Its just one of those things. I will continue to fallow him. I saw that he is with a diffrent trainer this year and at this years celebration did not appear to be as sore then last so that made me feel a bit better.
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post #22 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 03:43 PM
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You can see that the horse's exremely manipulated way of going makes it VERY uphill. the rider must be angled forward in order to not slide off the back of the horse (as someone else said). If a man does this, his "goods" will come into sharp contact with the saddle, therefore, I conjecture that he rounds his back to bring the "boys" off the saddle.



However, more importantly, in my mind, is WHY is this kind of riding ever liked? How is it even admirable? The way of moving is extrememly artificial. No horse moves like that normally. It can be nothing but very damaging to the horse's hocks, knees and in fact , all of his body, being jacked up on those platforms.

Why is this still practised? It has to be THE ugliest form of horsemanship I have ever seen. I know this will really anger many of you, but I will just have to speak frankly here.
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You can see that the horse's exremely manipulated way of going makes it VERY uphill. the rider must be angled forward in order to not slide off the back of the horse (as someone else said). If a man does this, his "goods" will come into sharp contact with the saddle, therefore, I conjecture that he rounds his back to bring the "boys" off the saddle.



However, more importantly, in my mind, is WHY is this kind of riding ever liked? How is it even admirable? The way of moving is extrememly artificial. No horse moves like that normally. It can be nothing but very damaging to the horse's hocks, knees and in fact , all of his body, being jacked up on those platforms.

Why is this still practised? It has to be THE ugliest form of horsemanship I have ever seen. I know this will really anger many of you, but I will just have to speak frankly here.
I wish it were that simple they do it with flat shod too
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post #24 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 04:05 PM
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see the chains ? they should be banned from ever owning a horse arrested right along with the judges.

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post #25 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 04:26 PM
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I wish it were that simple they do it with flat shod too
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You can see that the horse's exremely manipulated way of going makes it VERY uphill. the rider must be angled forward in order to not slide off the back of the horse (as someone else said). If a man does this, his "goods" will come into sharp contact with the saddle, therefore, I conjecture that he rounds his back to bring the "boys" off the saddle.



However, more importantly, in my mind, is WHY is this kind of riding ever liked? How is it even admirable? The way of moving is extrememly artificial. No horse moves like that normally. It can be nothing but very damaging to the horse's hocks, knees and in fact , all of his body, being jacked up on those platforms.

Why is this still practised? It has to be THE ugliest form of horsemanship I have ever seen. I know this will really anger many of you, but I will just have to speak frankly here.
Whether it angers others or not, I have to agree with you. It is ugly, inhumane and immoral. IMO

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Joe4d see the chains ? they should be banned from ever owning a horse arrested right along with the judges.
I agree 100% and would like to include the owners, grooms and anyone that is aware that it is happening with said horse.
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post #26 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 04:29 PM
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im with you Tiny. i just dont see the "beauty" in it.

nothing against the horses. My friend has 2 TWH that she trail rides on all the time. those horses do NOT move like that...but they have an AMAZING gait that just eats up that ground on trails....dont see why you would want to twist it around for something like that but thats jmho
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post #27 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 04:36 PM
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USEF saddle seat, show ring photos

The first one is a man sitting straight. Kind of shoots the anatomy theory out the window. The horses are wearing those ugly built up shoes though nothing like the poor walkers endure.


I used to have an old beater of a saddle seat saddle. Very uncomfortable, very impractical for mountain trails. It was actually wide enough to fit my Belgian mare well. As soon as I got another saddle for her I sold it.
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post #28 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 04:39 PM
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I, too , have a friend who has a really nice TWH for trail riding. He is a very grand horse , handsome, smart and excellent on trails. Seeing him, I can see why someone would want a TWH.

I just think it needs to be explained WHY this is acceptable, in this day and age?

Can horses who are trained and shown this way have a normal lifespan? Doesn't this put enormous physical stresses on their hocks and fetlocks?

How in heaven is this horsemanship? Can they take the horse anywhere except the show ring where you go in circles on the rail?

Is the horse happy?

(how can you stand that music without upchucking?)
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post #29 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 05:01 PM
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You can really see where the saddle puts the rider in the first photo.
I even find this more moderate form unattractive.
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post #30 of 270 Old 09-24-2012, 05:07 PM
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I wish it were that simple they do it with flat shod too
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ya know.. if i saw walkers flat shod and walking like that I probably wouldnt be so turned off by the whole mess.. but on the platforms it just really bugs me and it outrages me that they are still allowed to perform that kind of horsemanship. Instead of all that cheering in the stands I want to BOO everytime!
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