Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: northern arkansas
Thank you CM, it was not pointed at you, and I see the same thing.
And No Gullierme, it was not sarcastic at all, I truly feel that the unnatural gaits forced on horses, even naturally giated ones, are absurd and cruel.
Ponyboy, natural racking is done in a collected frame that is not bad for the horse because it comes natural to the horse, that does not bother me. It is when the horses are forced into a hollow frame to perform an artificial rack that only causes discomfort and back pain if not done only in extremely short bursts, pretty much not at all.
IMO, if you have to force a horse into a hollow frame to reach a particular gait, you don't need to do it and if you do it anyway you don't need a horse, you need a car so you can jack it up all you want and it wont have back and hip pain its entire life.
Ω Horses are a projection of peoples dreams Ω