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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I am personally disgusted by the way these animals are trained and treated. You can tell that all of those stallions are beginning to or already have formed upside-down necks from being ridden with their heads so high and tucked at the crest. Standard practice with this kind of riding is to have the horse hold it's head high to look 'proud' and rounding, flexation, etc- are never taught to the animals. They are ridded in curb bits, as you'll see if you zoom in to the ads.
If you're a very experienced rider who is willing to pay for the horse to be cut, can accomodate it as it's testosterone levels out, and you're willing to work with a horse who most likely reacts to fear, pain, and roughness rather than light aids and reward methods- then go for it. If any of these things make you think twice though, I'd say move on.
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