Hate to sound like one of the young kids you always hear getting over emotional over this issue but I did literally start tearing up watching those poor horses move.That gray had his legs spread out so far just to keep his balance, pitiful looking guy.
Those pictures of the hooves look very painful, their coffin bone angle has to be horrendous and the white line stretching is probably excruciating.
It depresses me so much to watch this and know the system is so corrupt and convoluted that this will never end, that those horses have to go home and stand in those ridiculous pads with no hope of relieving the pain.
Speaks volumes for us "supreme" and awesome humans doesn't it.Speaks volumes on cruel, ignorant, brutish human nature. They say you can define a culture by the condition of its suffering members, and I do not see how we can consider ourselves such an "advanced" culture and still let this revolting tradition continue and continue to turn a blind eye to it or just shrug it off as a necessary evil for our own barbaric entertainment.
How can people say these horses look proud or spirited? They look like they have had the spirit ripped out of them and stomped into the ground, all in the name of vanity and profit.
And for the record I am completely unapologetic for this rant. I say this because I was just about to type "sorry for the rant", but I am not sorry. This is a sick tradition.