There will always be bad things in every sport because nothing is flawless. When you think about it, humans do the same thing to themselves. We work too hard and hurt ourselves. A horse runs too hard and hurts itself. Same concept. I think the horses should be recognized on the same level as humans. People don't understand how durable horses are. Yes racing can be cruel but so is football or cheerleading or anything else humans do. I'm not saying I like it, I'm just saying that sometimes people need to look at themselves before they judge others.
And also, if you are against it so muchget up and do soething about it. I hate it when people complain about everything but aren't willing to get off their butt and do something for it. And as for WP, I stopped showing WP because I was sick of seeing young horses break or I hurt their SPINES because they roll and lurch and drag themselves around the arena. I had a filly do that that I loved to death, and now I continue to have a WP bloodlines who train with heads up and natural, flowing, happy gaits. No peanut rollers here. I don't hate WP, but I am trying to change it.
Yes, racehorses break down. Yes, it's sad. No, I don't like it. No, I'm not doing anything to help it. Why? Because I know exactly what goes on and exactly what the sport demands. There is no changing it. If you want to try, go ahead. I wish you luck. I would do something if I could, but unfortunately I see things differantly and do not wish to intervene because I have no time nor do I have the views to do so. But I do wish all you activists to give it a shot and I'll give ya a good word if you change it.
All I'm sayin' is you can talk all ya want but you better be ready to do something about it.
Oh, an ignore my typos. I'm on an iPod keyboard.
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