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    12-21-2013, 07:04 AM
Originally Posted by Inga    
I am a little concerned about people lumping all padded horses into the same group with the Big Lick horse. There is a HUGE difference with a pad and the big stacks that the Big Lick horses wear. A horse with a padded shoe can still go out in the pasture or run in a paddock. Some horses are padded to protect their feet/legs and to keep them more comfortable.

I agree with the above posters who said light weight chains or leather bands are not an issue. The issue is the chemical soring and THEN putting HEAVY chains on the horse (once sored anything on the leg is painful) They use these things to purposely HURT the animal. There are other breeds who use lightweight action devices without hurting the horse in any way. This law needs to be worded carefully, but it IS needed. IMO

No horse should suffer like these poor creatures do and the people (every one of them) involved in doing this should suffer the same as the horse do.

They are all guilty but any vet who can protect the monsters that do this stuff should be publicly flogged. A vet takes an oath to do no harm and looking the other way while this happens is doing harm even if it isn't their own hand that does the soring. It is shameful and sickening to see this stuff still happening after all these years.
Perhaps I should be more clear....when I am referring to a TWH BL horse Padded up means stacked. I should probably be more specific......Stacks. THey are technicaly "stacked" up. I am not referring to those with theraputic pads or shock absorbing pads or protection pads and of the sort.
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    12-21-2013, 05:47 PM
This was passed by a DQP. This animal is clearly SORE.

Croton oil, mustard oil and Kerosene. Yeah that's harmless (sarcasm greatly).

Below is an xray of a stack on a horse. How many nails can you count.? Those are heavy construction nails not shoeing nails. It was done to add weight hoping to hide the evidence.

    12-21-2013, 05:52 PM
A heavily shod rip off (literaly)

    12-21-2013, 06:13 PM
Originally Posted by ZaneyZanne123    
This was passed by a DQP. This animal is clearly SORE.

Croton oil, mustard oil and Kerosene. Yeah that's harmless (sarcasm greatly).

Below is an xray of a stack on a horse. How many nails can you count.? Those are heavy construction nails not shoeing nails. It was done to add weight hoping to hide the evidence.

I have seen each of those pictures 100 times and every single time, they make me sick to my stomach. Every single time someone says "those shoes don't do any damage" I think how amazing it is that people can be so cruel and lie about the pain cause by it. Nobody can truly believe that no damage is done to a horse just by those shoes.

I think the worst thing for me over that first picture is that fat woman standing heartlessly holding the horses reigns and yapping with her buddies. Probably saying something like "My horse is going to bring home the trophy this week boys, I really tortures him to the brink this week"
    12-21-2013, 07:37 PM
Green Broke
I almost cry when seeing this, and want to cradle that horse in my arms and care for it with the love I give my for that lady and all the others like her, I'm convinced that there is a special place reserved in hell just for them.
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    12-22-2013, 02:24 AM
Darn, the one picture I wanted to show up didnt. Something about the file was weird so I wasnt sure if it would show or would not. It showed a pastern and coronet band with skin sloughing off due to use of Croton oil, mustard oil and or kerosene. This was on a long YEARLING. Not pretty at all.

The thing that gets me is that its not a random, occasional happening but exheedingly common, blatant and acceptable. Even is if was random and uncommon its still not acceptable.

For those who don't know the stacks also displace weight backwards putting more pressure on the lumbar area and sacroiliac joint and excessive tremendous pressure on the hocks. The only thing I can think of to remotely compare it with are those platform heels (like those worn by the rock group Kiss) or weighted platform shoes. Try "running" in those things or walk like a Russian military personnel performing in a parade (I forget what that manner of walk is called....sorry).

I also have a huge problem with the leverage bits they use. Come on all ready.!!

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