Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Well i think the main point for me is the method in which the horses are trained or forced to act like this, TWH that are moving like this are (according to what i have heard) forced through raised shoes and chain etc which is painful however most dressage horses (though i know their are cases were inhumane methods are used) are not forced through pain but trained to move these ways.
I don't really know enough about it to say much more but alot of dressage horses can still be ridden into their 20's as they are supple and fit but it seems the TWH asked to move like this often have problems later from what i have heard so it must be more strain ? However like i said i am no expert on either so i happy to stand corrected.
ETA: I've done a little reading apparently horses can be trained to have 'big lick' movement without chains etc but it is rarely the case. Just wanted to say that.
There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. - Sir Winston Churchill
Last edited by Kay26; 10-05-2010 at 01:33 PM.