Originally Posted by Centaur
No, I absolutely don't want the horse to suffer! I would't do to the horse anything I would't do to myself. I would love him with all my heart and, as I said in the firs post, any uncomfort caused by such conformation would be compensated.
I apologize, but having a horse THAT over weight (yes, that much muscle for such a build IS overweight.), then yes, that horse is going to be in pain. It has been explained throughout this board that the lungs have a hard time working, that their joints cannot last, and that the horses have a hard time even waddling around pasture. I'm sorry... but to me that says pain.
Edit: I forgot to add, that taking away the things a horse loves to do... running, playing, being able to even stand and graze, taking those things from them is also a mental pain I would imagine. You CANNOT compensate a horse for putting them through pain, they do not think that way. It's not like "Oh well... it hurts to even walk, but at least the food is good so my owner is making it worth it!" No, they think like "hurt hurt hurt hurt...food... hurt hurt hurt."