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        02-14-2009, 10:25 PM
    I would be absolutely no help because I only own 1 TB (a rescue) and have no intention of ever getting another. They are just not my kind of horse.
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        02-14-2009, 10:39 PM
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    If you meant: most breeder are breeding more for quantity instead of quality. I am not 100% that is true.

    I feel too many breeders are breeding for stronger and lighter horses is faster ones and they are hurting the breedby taking this too far than I agree with you. Same thing is happening in other horse events too.
        02-14-2009, 10:45 PM
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    Yea that's what I ment. Lol can you tell im tired?
        02-15-2009, 07:06 PM
    "Horse racing is not cruel" Is a pretty blanket statement. In theory, it's not cruel. But a lot of the practices and training that goes on in the industry, is definitely cruel. It's the same as any discipline, and there will always be people on both sides of the fence.

    PETA do some good work... But they take most things way too far. An example is Mulesing in sheep... A day or two of pain as a baby to me equals out the pain of being eating alive from the inside by maggots, don't you think?
        02-15-2009, 07:49 PM
    Originally Posted by Kentucky    
    "The owners are buissinessmen, not horse lovers and when a horse breaks down or isn't making the cut, they drop the horse. This happens a lot more in horse racing, since it is so hard to get that triple crown winner everyone wants."

    If they were not business people how would they feed their families and the others would depend on them. Ranchers, and horse breeders of any erbreeder are the same way. If they didn't want a Triple Crown winner, why are they in the race business. The ones who are good to their horses usually have more winners than the ones who only care about the money.

    I hate PETA too.
    What I meant was they love horses yeah, but they start racing young and stuff because they have to to stay competitive in the buissiness even if that should change. There are tons of OTTBs just because you breed tons and half of them are too slow to be competitive so they get ditched. I agree that those who care usually do better. If that makes sense.
        02-15-2009, 07:50 PM
    There really isn't a single thing I think PETA does right.
    But that's a whole 'nother topic.

    EEK double post
        02-15-2009, 08:23 PM
    *Shrugs* I feel that it's worth acknowledging that they have created better situations for a lot fo animals. But they are a very extremist group, and are very blind to any other viewpoints. They sometimes inadvertantly do harm to the animals they are trying to help by ignoring a lot of the information out there.

    If we want to talk more about PETA we can start a new post for it :]
        02-15-2009, 08:24 PM
    I think that would be better than hijacking =P
        02-15-2009, 09:20 PM
    Green Broke
    Yea, some people just don't do it right, like in one of the races today there was a horse that seemed lame. And then there is one of the top trainer's that starts his horses to early and runs them to death. We don't like him for that and he cheated my Grandfather's buissness partner(RIP to them both) out of lots of money.
        02-15-2009, 09:52 PM
    Exactly, Stormy. There will always be those who abuse animals for their own end, in any breed and any discipline. Its what the governing bodies/influential people within that breed/discipline do to prevent it that makes the difference, in my opinion. That is why racing has such a bad rap... There are not many PUBLICLY VISIBLE corporations/governing bodies standing up to stop the bad behaviour.

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