Originally Posted by boxer
I had no idea!! We don't have amny gaited horse shows in Australia and I've never seen such an exagerated gait before. The only gaited horse I have seen was a saddlebred doing the rack. Gosh those poor animals, some people are just dispicable. I feel like putting mustard oil and chains around their ankles and seeing how they like it. That stupid woman "does your bracelet hurt you" grrr.
Exactly.. Sure horses weigh much, but have you looked at their legs? Long, very slim and already busy keeping that weight up.. how does a long, slim stick behave with a thick chain around it if you move the stick around in a higher speed? Does it really matter if it's connected to a huge, heavy ball in one end as long as it still can move around?
And is the skin on the pastens less sensetive because the horse is heavy? It's thin skin against bonestructure..