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post #21 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 05:58 PM
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the entire gaited show world is.
All breeds, really ? The article referred to "gaited horses" not Big Lick specifically.
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About time too.

Let's hope someone drops a pan of boiling soup on their feet.
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post #23 of 70 Old 02-29-2012, 07:10 PM
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And flat shod, natural walking horses are so nice............
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All breeds, really ? The article referred to "gaited horses" not Big Lick specifically.
A lot of people will argue that stacks and chains constitute mechanical soring as opposed to chemical soring, and which virtually all gaited horses are subjected to. I don't personally know how I feel about that, but it's basically common knowledge that virtually every (if not every?) gaited breed is subjected to weighted shoes and chains, amongst other tools used to invoke the high step.

I personally feel that's likened to the use of whips and spurs in other disciplines to achieve desired gaits or goals. I don't think the entire gaited horse industry is soring up their horses. However, other forms such as gingering were rampant in both the Arab and Saddlebred world to give that "wild" appearance for years. Not sure how prevalent it is nowadays.

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And flat shod, natural walking horses are so nice............
I keep mine barefooted. She tends to be a bit pacey at times, but still, I've never liked the idea of hammering nails into her feet.

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My Arab doesn't need any ginger to make her act wild. I would doubt that anybody could do anything painful to her more than once. What is pitiful is the fact that the horses that get mistreated are the ones with the good temperaments.

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I don't ride a gaited horse but I read about soring in EQUUS a couple of years back. I couldn't understand why such and exaggerated gait was desirable. I think the natural gait is so amazing and this over exaggeration makes the horse look like a cat with tape on it's feet. So glad someone was finally held responsible for a soring case.

I also agree with the person who said the guys on these horses look evil. They are your classic hunched over villain in a trench coat. These trench coat men should have chains strapped to their feet, chemicals brushed on their ankles, then be forced to skip in high heels with a sack of flour on their backs in front of a crowd.

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" This case, along with the Chris Zahnd case in the Middle District of Tennessee, are the first two criminal prosecutions of Horse Protection Act violations in approximately 20 years."


20 years? Somebody is seriously slacking.
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Gingering was to get a higher tail set. I am against it. I had a judge rub my mare down her dock to see if her tail would drop and it did like it should. Again, humans are selfish and distructive. I totally agree with Joe, the judges need to be prosecuted! How can one look at that and know what is being done and think it is pretty? Wth is wrong with people? They are not true horse people, they are monsters!
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post #30 of 70 Old 03-02-2012, 08:24 AM
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Don't they also do something with their tails like cut the tendons and then "set" them up like that so that they stay that way all the time, with the unnatural lift in them? Maybe I'm thinking saddlebreds....either way, I think it's just plain wrong.

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