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View Poll Results: Is horse riding cruel?
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Some events are 34 61.82%
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    03-29-2007, 12:55 PM
What are your views? x

Hi, I've heard lots of differnt opinions, but I want to know yours. What are your views on horse riding? Do you think its cruel? Do you thinks its ok? What? Tell me your views x
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    03-29-2007, 06:56 PM
I don't know Bolly, At present in my cattle yards I have a very unhappy and I think very young pony. :( She was dropped off at my place at 6.30 am this morning....she is unwanted.....I don't know much about her, other than she was homebred and was great as a foal and then got too pushy and was turned out to fend for herself....she is covered in lice, her feet are in a bad way and she's terrified....is trying to climb out of yards. Whats worse is that she looks to have a hernia on her offside.....something is given way in her stomach....Hubby and I treated her for lice in the race before turning her into yards and they will be running around on her like crazy....the eggs are lined up on her mane! The poor baby will have more pain before she hits the good road again, if ever.
Anyway just having a vent sorry. Humans are a cruel race.
    03-30-2007, 05:34 AM
Green Broke
Aww Tumai, the poor baby!
Let us know how you get on with her, but good for you for taking her in!
    03-30-2007, 11:21 PM
Just riding them and competing with them isn't cruel, but people can make it cruel :(
    03-31-2007, 01:25 AM
Everybody has different opinions about it. If you treat your horses right, them riding them isn't cruel. But if when you ride them, you bash them and really hurt them, then, yes, it is cruel. Unfortunately, we have many people in our world who do that to their horses.

In my opinion - and my own opinion - rodeos are cruel. I know that a lot of people don't believe it, but it is just my opinion. What happens to the horses when they don't want to buck and try to get you off them any more? Are they sent to the glue factor? If I knew what happens behind the scenes, my views would probably change. But as I don't, I stand to my own. Rodeos are cruel.
    03-31-2007, 01:46 AM
I think anyone could make it cruel. But if we were to really analyze it, any of it could be considered cruel - the prison-like box they're kept in, the metal in their mouth, the tight thing wrapping around their stomach, the nails being driven through their hooves...

But, realistically, I'd like to think that a well treated horse will eventually enjoy it's life.

Tumai - (Sorry to throw it off topic, I had to ask) - Do you get to keep her?
    03-31-2007, 02:25 PM
I agree with you kristy, I'd like to think that my horse's are happy. They're groomed almost everyday, get tons of grass and hay and some good feed and enough room to run and play. Anything we do, if you looked at, could be considered cruel, a horse's natural life is living in the wild and in a herd eating grass all day.
    04-02-2007, 06:36 PM
First of all....Sorry Bolly for hijacking your post!

Regarding the pony....my youngest named her Bella......., she had a severe reaction to sedation, the only way we could have her calm enough for a vet check for our safety..@#$% Ironic! Considering humans were not safe for her!

So run to Jesus she did.
    04-03-2007, 03:45 AM
Green Broke
Aww no, you mean you've lost her?
    04-03-2007, 07:05 AM

I help with some rescue horses and sometimes this happens.

I'm unable to thump terrible owners and I vented on you guys..sorry.

Hows that mare of yours? I read your other post that she'd been served...gee hows that for timing huh!

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