11-29-2011, 11:49 PM
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Let me ask you all -- If a horse is broke to stand tied on a rope and it has plenty of food and water, why is it any different than being in a pen?
I used to take hunters out on long pack trips and used to take photographers out in the wilderness areas of the Colorado high country. All of my horses and mules were trained to stake out by a front foot or by their heads. They never got tangled or rope burned and they were perfectly content as long as they got moved often enough to have plenty of grass to eat.
So, why is that any different than standing in a pen or worse yet, a stall?
While all of you think anything different than what you do is cruel, I think making a horse live in a 10 x 10 stall is a hundred times worse. Why is a tethers horse sad and a stalled horse ok?
What say you?