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post #31 of 36 Old 05-11-2007, 03:06 PM
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Im horrified about that video from mandyyy4! Im disgusted to know that sort of sport could involve horses. And that that sort of sport goes on at all full stop! x
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post #32 of 36 Old 10-22-2007, 12:46 PM
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I must say the Rodeo video really tweeked a nerve. Its very appauling to see what entertains some people. But with the horse racing. Im sorry to go against the grain but I have harness racers(standardbreds) and not all come to a grissly end. Im not very educated about thoroughbred racing as it isnt very popular in this area but to be honest, generally most races horses are treated better then show horses.

In every equine sport, there is a risk of injury. Why bad mouth horse racing when a horse is as easily injured in show jumping? Yes Ive bared witness to falls in the harness racing industry, ive also seen falls in show jumping.

Guarentee the same thing happens in other equine sports. But not everyone in horse racing is the bad guy. We never use a single drug on our horses unless you consider electolytes as bad?

Ive been on youtube and have seen comments bad mouthing horse be honest that really plucks at the nerves. Not all horses come to the "tragic" ending. Now as i understand, horses generally race longer in harness racing then in thoroughbred. We have one mare who started as a two year old and was retired at 11 and bred.....never lame....never sick...loved her job.

Generally speaking most horses love their jobs...even the racers. You can tell when they come around that final turn and grab hold of the bit and use their speed and power to win...yes they know when they win...they know when they loose. Just like you see those horses fly towards the jumps and soar...they love their job.

You dont see people protesting football or rugby...grant it not many people die but they are rough sports. A horse can tell you when they are finished. Any somewhat savvy horse owner can tell.

Basically all Im saying is...before you bash down horse racing....look at other horse sports before you state your opinion. There is risk in any horse sport...yes some horses come to a bad end...but not all. Please look at both sides of the fence before you decide to jump.
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post #33 of 36 Old 10-24-2007, 10:32 AM
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what are they doing in the photo with the horse, where it
looks like pile of stuffed is on horse crate?
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post #34 of 36 Old 10-24-2007, 08:54 PM
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:( How horrible...really.
I know, people do so much BAD for the money. It's terrible...poor horses!!!!!
It's ridiculous. If they'd only stop & think.
Well, at least everyone here on this forum actually cares about their horses & would never do such a thing.
Horrible videos...& that picture, I have no comment.
Ugh!! This stuff bugs me soooo much, I wish we could stop animal abuse FOREVER!!!!
But it seems as though nothing works.
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post #35 of 36 Old 10-29-2007, 08:06 AM
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I would rathar enjoy seeing a video where a horse is being mistreated and then the horse crushing someone's face in that is mistreating the horse. This really angers me!!! I must say that I am kind of glad I have never seen this in person... I might end up in jail if I ever see someone doing this to a horse.

I have a .270 and a 30.06. I have come to the conclusion that there are only two ways someone would get shot. Mess with my kids or mess with my horses...
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post #36 of 36 Old 10-29-2007, 10:51 AM
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I'm going to state what I stated in another forum....

horses are not deer. They are not built to jump like deer. PERIOD. Making horses jump huge heights is cruel because it destroys their joints. I think that steeplechasing is cruel. Show jumping is not very nice either. I think that horse racing is cruel (when you race babies and throw them away when their 4)

I think that most rodeo events are cruel. Bucking horses and wild horse races are a cruel joke. People on good ranches NEVER treat their animals that way. I've worked on several.

Horse abuse is cruel, and there's nothing that you can do to stop it entirely. It's sad, but it's true.

Have you hugged your horse today?
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