Originally Posted by gogaited
You have never been the only one that thinks this. It goes for dogs too. Probably cats and bunnies too.
Yes, I was just thinking this reminds me of some of the more despicable breeding practices with dogs. Sometimes it seems the animals that humans admire the most are the ones that suffer the most, too.
I'd never heard of soring before seeing this thread, and it just breaks my heart that people would hurt their horses so much, yet the horses would still try for them.
What is wrong with people? I can't imagine how they rationalize it.
(I'm not against showing or competition in general as long as the animal's welfare is always top of mind).