BubblesBlue : I don't at all judge all western riders , I am riding western now too , & I've been around plenty of great western riders (including my mom and a lot of my family) . (:
But , BSMS : I must say your point is quite irrelevant . Ie : Physically stretching a horse is different than trotting to stretch their muscles out. Also , I am talking about ATHLETES . Not in any was offensive , but jogging is not a high performance sport. Barrel racing is . You're telling me that a football player is going to suit up , and go straight out and start playing ?? Absolutely not , we all know that a every single player stretches , walks , jogs around , and does 'warm ups' . You said that you JOG , well a horses TROT is like our jog . Would you jog a little before you just started RUNNING ? Yes . So ..do me this : Get out of bed , throw some clothes on , lace up your shoes , walk out of your front door and IMMEDIATELY start RUNNING . & then get back to us and share how your body is feeling... THIS is what these people do to their horses. We are not speaking of jogging , were speaking of a full on RUN.
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