Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southwest Virginia
• Horses: 0
I have a hard time considering what he does abuse. I know people don't like to see a horse padded up but if done so properly and a horse is conditioned to it then it isnt any worse than jumping an unprepared horse. The tail thing is blown out of proportion IMO. If they carry a high pretty tail set then so be it but if they don't, don't mess with it. It completely disables a horses tail the rest of their life.
This one guy, in particular, has some amazing horses. They arent just show horses and they arent always padded. I still know him personally. All of his horses have very laid back dispositions. They are all very willing and trustworthy. They are also very respectful of any and all human beings. I have never noticed any sores or anything on any of his horses when we go over their. (we ride a lot with him and his family).
I just don't know whether I percieve padding a walker up to be as harmful as everyone thinks.
BTW corporal I am having a hard time finding any threads about the TWH Abuse. Im not good at searching on her anyway but everything I get comes up way off topic.
Im not saying there is no abuse in it but there is abuse in every dicsipline. From what I have seen in person (not online) I don't see how padding them up is abusive. Does it make the horse sore? Maybe, maybe not. I have NEVER seen chains on them before tho. I have also never seen a walker padded 24/7. I do know that some people have pads put on that are left on just like shoes but I have never seen it. I have only seen the ones you put on before and take off afterwards.
I don't know. I will do more research before I will truly say what I believe.