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post #11 of 14 Old 06-17-2012, 12:08 AM
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If the association stop given out money and other prize for those type of horses then would be no need to do those thing to horses but the judges keep saying that is what they like here is your prize

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post #12 of 14 Old 06-17-2012, 12:49 AM
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Arabians are forbidden from gingering and have been for years. However, I haven't gone to a single show that I don't see somebody with a toothbrush up somebody's rectum or in the female parts. Now they're using Capsaicin for the same purpose. I just recently read that a trainer had been suspended and fined because he was caught using pepper spray on a horse's backside. No matter how many loopholes we think we've closed, someone always finds another way to do the same heinous thing.

Western Pleasure folks tie heads up to tire out the necks, so the heads hang nice and low. They put 2 inch PVC pipe in their mouths so they won't play with their bits in the ring.

The Saddleseat horses, especially in English Pleasure and Park, have ridiculous shoe packages on their feet just like the TWH's but ask anyone involved with Arabians and they'll swear we don't sore our horses..........eeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrmmmmmmm yeah, and I have a bridge to sell in Lake Havasu.......

It pretty disgusting what we'll do for a stinkin' ribbon or rose garland.

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post #14 of 14 Old 09-25-2016, 06:46 AM
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So, at the end of the day, the winner is selected by subjective opinion as well.

"The judge likes X".

I field trialed beagles for 25 years or more. It got to the point where I wasn't running dogs I liked to hunt with, because they couldn't win.

GF seems to want to dabble in "fun shows". I have a feeling I know where that leads....this horse isn't good enough so now I need a better horse....

I'm guessing I went through 150 dogs in my 25 years....looking for that special dog...

I'm not going to do it with my horses......I won't put them, or myself, through it...when at the end of the day, really, all I'd accomplish is paying someone for their opinion on my horse....which really doesn't matter to me...

If I were going to compete, it would be a timed event where the judges have little chance to interject themselves into the outcome....
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