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post #161 of 167 Old 02-12-2013, 12:42 PM
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I own a TWH and I do not like the soring or the inflicting pain on a horse to get it to step. I show my horse with a plantation shoe it is not much different than a regular horse shoe.
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post #162 of 167 Old 02-13-2013, 07:27 PM
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I get the eye roll everytime I tell one of my horsey friends that I'm planning on getting a walker. I guess they just assume I'm going to adhere Keg shoes and sore the horses up so they will do the "Big Lick" I guess they honestly do not understan that soring isn't the breed it's the owner, and that a TWH make awesome trail mounts and show horses without the idiotacy of abuse. I don't think shows are the problem, I think just like with everything else "GREED" is. I don't think we need to do away with TWH or other gaited shows, that's like taking away guns just because some people abuse their rights to own them. We just need to make sure that the registries know we will NOT put up with it anymore, and honestly we are on our way of doing that and they are listening finally. However it has taken and will continue to take to much time to see real action.
I agree to an extent: the shows that need not be attended are the ones that allow big lick the greed comes because they can still get their prize money

And comparing a twh to a gun: we arn't saying take away the horses becuase a few abuse them, we are saying to stop promoting their abuse acts with their twh and use it for its intended purpose

I am VERY pro gun, have 2 custom ones being built right now so don't take my comparison as an anti-gun just think these are 2 very different subjects
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post #163 of 167 Old 02-14-2013, 01:52 AM
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i agree to an extent: the shows that need not be attended are the ones that allow big lick the greed comes because they can still get their prize money

And comparing a twh to a gun: we arn't saying take away the horses becuase a few abuse them, we are saying to stop promoting their abuse acts with their twh and use it for its intended purpose

I am VERY pro gun, have 2 custom ones being built right now so don't take my comparison as an anti-gun just think these are 2 very different subjects
Lol I must of been half asleep I mean the TWH shows not the horse themselves.
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post #164 of 167 Old 02-20-2013, 01:36 PM
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Thumbs down Soring anyone?

I had to laugh at the posts and agree with most of them regarding soring. Do you really need to ask? Soring a horse in order to win a ribbon is just absurd. What are we judging? Mans ability to manipulate the horse to his whim through pain and fear or the true beauty of the natural horse and its ability to learn through natural methods.

Soring is definitley a serious business for those who depend upon "winning" for their livelyhood. Until we change the JUDGING and QUALIFYING methods used for show horses, and disqualifying from competition those horses (and their trainers or owners) showing any signs of soring or soring methods used in training, we are banging our heads against the floor.

If you are truly interested in stopping the madness, check out some of the great clubs and groups out there who advocate for natural training methods and the showing of sound horses and support them. FOSH (Friends of Sound Horses) is a great advocate and has developed a show circuit for Sound Gaited Horses. They have done alot of work in stopping the cruel punishment inflicted on the TWH show horses. Check them out and support them.
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post #165 of 167 Old 03-02-2013, 01:52 PM
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Up here in Canada we do not have the big lick crap, nor does anyone I know find it attractive or ethical, for obvious reasons. I am a proud member of the CRTWHA, the Canadian Registry of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association, an organization that abhors soring/big lick. The TWHBEA is also up here but because of their affiliations with soring their reputation is not as, uh, shiny, for lack of a better word.
I believe there is something mentally wrong with any person who would abuse an animal for a specific 'look' or image. Period.
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post #166 of 167 Old 03-04-2013, 02:16 AM
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Of course I am against it. Any ethical person would be, in my opinion. It should be outlawed, and hopefully, we are getting closer to that!

I get tears in my eyes when I see those beautiful creatures struggle doing that ridiculous gait/stride with those horrible shoes on. And the pain they have to endure in their legs with the spring... all for a blue ribbon?

I don't know how those people live with themselves. I could not inflict that much pain on ANY animal.

"Do you give the horse its strength, or clothe its neck with a flowing mane?" (Job 39:19)
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post #167 of 167 Old 03-04-2013, 03:03 AM
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I am totally against soring. I am totally against those crazy stacked shoes and package attachment. I am not against a big lick but no soring and no shoes higher than normal. Also the class has to start out at a flatfooted walk.
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