Originally Posted by SaddleDragon
This isnt true. Yes some walkers are sored, but its not all of them. There is abuse in any of the diciplines.....the worst I've seen ( personally) are just trail riders. Does that make trail horses bad? Does that mean all trail riders are abusive? NO.
Please don't generalize like that. It doesnt make you look very intelligent.
I agree, just because you can't understand it doesn't in itself make it abusive.
Personally, I'd never ask my horse to do the big lick, but that's my decision.
I'm from walking horse country and grew up around several who trained them to do the big lick. I never saw a horse sored. I'm sure some do it, and they should be dealt with. To think that the big lick itself is cruel or abusive is something I'm not going to agree with.
Each to his own.