You people are some of the silliest folks I have ever seen in a collection on the internet..... there are piss poor owners in every breed, discipleine, and game of horses. Just cause yoiu live around a bunch of jerks doesnt make it true every where. A lame horse doesnt rack at 30MPH+.....
And I know this might suprise a large number of y'all but just cause you see it on YouTube it doesnt necessarily make it so.
It makes me SICK to see you folks lumping groups together cause you know a few idiots or saw some videos on youtube. I personally know a number of folks with racking horses, I also know a few big lick trainers, and I know some folks who grew up "brush racing" and I can assure you I am no more likely to hang out with someone who abuses horses than I am some one who beats their wife and kids.
Sometimes these discussions on gaited boards are driven by heresay and propaganda more so than fact.
You are lumping "us" ("you folks") into a group just as much as Palomine lumped speed rackers. I don't consider myself silly. To have concern about a horse that is speed racking down a paved road is not silly.
I have seen some of the videos Palomine's talking about. So, her example must exist. Whether it is representative of the average speed racker, I couldn't say.
I marvel at the speed of that horse. I did not post this originally to make any kind of judgement on the human beings who speed rack.