Originally Posted by RosiePosie06
Is soring a problem with park horses like it is for Big Lick horses? Sorry if this was stated already, I don't want to read all ten pages.
I'm curious simply because they do lift their feet REALLY high. However I think it's pretty... I'll be dissappointed if I find out a majority of them are abused:P
Argh, let old threads die. This had to be searched for.
Saddlebred/Morgan/Arab etc Park horses are not sored, because you cannot sore a trotting horse. The mechanics of the trot is different from the walking horse gait. A trotting horse that is in pain or sore or off just a little bit will lose all "motion". Shoeing can help, but if a trotting horse is not born with the ability, no amount of shoeing or training will give it to them. We call these horses western pleasure prospects, hunt seat prospects, and sport prospects. LOL!
American Saddlebreds are specifically bred to have that high knee action, and it is exhibited from birth.
That is not to say that Saddlebreds are not abused, as there is PlENTY of abuse going around, it is just that soring is not one of them. Posted via Mobile Device