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 dont 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.!!
"The question is not, can they reason? nor, can they talk? but, can they suffer?" Jeremy Bentham
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