Like I said before, send money to the organizations that are trying to raise public awareness and end the abuse. Even $20 is helpful if everyone contributes.
This is one of those things I'm just not convinced about.
Exactly how does sending money to these organizations help to prevent or stop soring? The people who continue to practice soring methods have already convinced themselves that they are doing nothing wrong, and that the horses "enjoy" it. It's kind of like anyone who grows up in a dysfunctional family; it's perfectly normal to them.
The show horse owners, who don't know one end of a horse from the other and send their horses to Big Lick trainers, are more concerned with being in the ribbons and having something to brag about to their friends and family.
The people who flock to see the WGC classes at the Celebration, and who cheer when the Big Lick horses make their entrance, think that the "Big Lick" represents the true TWH. And they are quick to defend the Big Lick show division, insisting that they know of a horse that continued to show well into its teenage and twenty-something years and therefore the pads and chains are harmless.
Of course, most of the other people in the horse industry don't need to be convinced that soring is a terrible practice. Many horse people only have to see a Big Lick horse move to realize that something is "just not right."
But where exactly is the money donated to these "sound horse" organizations going?