2 ignorant TWH questions - The Horse Forum
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By Darrin
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 07-29-2012, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
2 ignorant TWH questions

I'm not informed about a lot involving TWH's so forgive me if these questions are really stupid. I'm more of an Arabian person.

Firstly...

Is this kind of movement always obtained through the soring (soreing?) and other things they do?



Second, and I found this picture while googling for the first. WHAT on earth is wrong with this picture? All I got was that the horse is named Heart of America and that it's a TWH.


* I'm often reading and posting from mobile and Siri loves to make a mockery of the English language.
DancingArabian is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 07-29-2012, 01:12 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Oregon
Posts: 5,482
• Horses: 2
Soring is not always involved but it's pretty darn common. Some horses will do the big lick with nothing more than putting them on stacks while others need extra "help" to do it. For myself, I can't believe those stacks are comfortable so that alone is soring in my book.

Second picture to me looks like a horse whose feet have been sored and is in a lot of pain.
Wallaby likes this.
Darrin is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 07-29-2012, 03:00 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Missouri
Posts: 3,771
• Horses: 3
With a Big Lick, soring is always involved, as the mere act of putting those pads/shoes on them makes the muscles extremely sore.

They just hide it better now since the DQP's, and there isn't the open raw bloody areas that used to be on pasterns like in the 50's.

They also quit using their legs as aids somewhere around that time, instead relying on pulling so hard on the mouth with the reins, that you could pull a freight cart with the hands. Pressure is enormous.

These horses, are one of the most stoic of light horse breeds, I've never seen a horse take so much abuse and keep trying, and going. My father called them the "poor man's show horse" because you didn't have to know how to ride, or use a trainer, and the horse would take so much abuse.

If you will search for some of the video of Midnight Sun that is floating around, you can see the old time action, without chains I might add, on the horse in the ring.

This breed deserves better.

Horses make me a better person.
Palomine is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 07-29-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
So the Big Lick movement is completely artificial? That's sad, and scary.

Anyone have a clue about that other poor horse that's standing like that?

* I'm often reading and posting from mobile and Siri loves to make a mockery of the English language.
DancingArabian is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
some people are just IGNORANT allisonjoy Horse Talk 22 01-05-2012 02:44 AM
Ignorant neighbors glitterhorse Horse Protection 15 07-13-2011 02:21 PM
Ignorant people. MeganMafia Horse Training 81 06-29-2010 01:24 PM
Ignorant about horse equipment but have a few questions goodoneleft Horse Tack and Equipment 9 05-11-2010 02:09 PM
ignorant drivers jimmy Driving 5 09-17-2009 04:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome