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        08-06-2013, 09:04 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    I don't mean any disrespect but this thread is ignorant.. couldnt ignore it.
    Ignorant?! Outrage!!!! Outrage!!!

    Haha im just kidding. But really. I can see your point of view. But it sure would make a statement for sure if budweiser pulled out because of the "big lick cruelty"


    Especially for non horsey folk....when I ask my friends what they think when they think horses they say "the big brown fluffy ones in the budweiser commercials during superbowl" so if their "big fluffy superbowl beer horses" said they wouldnt support it...that would be an eye opener for them haha



    And I had to add something else-- when the padded shows are in town its more than just the show ring-- the whole town of shelbyville cellebrates.. its not 'big lick day' its 'the walking horse celebration ceremony' Budweiser could be sponsoring other events or venues in the local area too.. ill be sure to be there and 'investigate' the budweiser..

    have some for me lol
    Ignorant? Psh. Smh lol


    Butreally....make sure to THOROUGHLY investigate their beverages ; P
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        08-06-2013, 09:37 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Making those horses bounce like that, man pretty dumb looking, pretty stupid thing to do, and yeah, I call it cruel.

    At the same time though I don't think Budweiser is condoning it, they are a big company, in fact they are a huge company, with that they have a lot of people there and with having so many people there I am sure this decision came from someone who knows very little about horses who said "Hey this is a good event we can sponsor" Why, because sponsoring events is how they make money, and that is the name of the game and I have no problem with that.

    On the other hand, the guy in the video abusing the horses, well lets just say id like to introduce him to my German Shepherd and then pour a little of that caustic in the open wounds.
         
        08-06-2013, 10:02 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by BigNickMontana    
    At the same time though I don't think Budweiser is condoning it, they are a big company, in fact they are a huge company, with that they have a lot of people there and with having so many people there I am sure this decision came from someone who knows very little about horses who said "Hey this is a good event we can sponsor" Why, because sponsoring events is how they make money, and that is the name of the game and I have no problem with that.
    Other companies have pulled sponsorship because of the ties the show has to such abuse. So if they have the knowledge to pull out I have no reason to think that Budweiser would be any different in lacking the knowledge. Needless to say, after the outcry on their FB page, they know now. Many are boycotting.
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        08-06-2013, 10:12 PM
      #14
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by toto    
    Im reckoning this is more about misinformation -- what does budweiser and soring have to do with each other? You mean budweiser is so horrible because they want to make money off shelbyvilles biggest event that brings in millions to Their city?
    If other companies can pull out of sponsoring because of the allegations of abuse linked to this show than it is not unreasonable to try to get Budweiser to do the same.

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    Originally Posted by toto    
    Every paded walker aint sored by the way- those bad people that do the soring end up behind bars and banned from the TWHBEA and showing at their events- to add.

    Don't get me wrong- when I first seen a walker with them big pads on I thought it was silly looking and I do today- no need to say every padded walker is sored though- its false.
    I never said EVERY padded walker is sored. However, this show has classes for exhibiting the Big Lick. If the show would just remove those classes I think it would do a world of good. And as for all the offenders going to jail. You are wrong. There is a repeat offender who is acting as a judge at this year's celebration.


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    Originally Posted by toto    
    i don't mean any disrespect but this thread is ignorant.. couldnt ignore it.
    Well, thank you ever so for being so respectful.


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toto    
    And I had to add something else-- when the padded shows are in town its more than just the show ring-- the whole town of shelbyville cellebrates.. its not 'big lick day' its 'the walking horse celebration ceremony' Budweiser could be sponsoring other events or venues in the local area too.. ill be sure to be there and 'investigate' the budweiser..
    If Big Lick is not such a big deal then hopefully they will do away with it. If they are supposed to be celebrating the Tennessee Walker perhaps they could celebrate what is natural about it, rather than praise and honor those who do whatever it takes to get that unnatural gait from their horses. Just a thought. Enjoy your beer.
         
        08-06-2013, 10:19 PM
      #15
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by SmallTownGypsy    
    Other companies have pulled sponsorship because of the ties the show has to such abuse. So if they have the knowledge to pull out I have no reason to think that Budweiser would be any different in lacking the knowledge. Needless to say, after the outcry on their FB page, they know now. Many are boycotting.
    Right what I am saying is that who ever made the decision is probably 32 flavors of clueless about it, and hopefully this will draw some light on the subject.
         
        08-06-2013, 11:55 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by SmallTownGypsy    
    If other companies can pull out of sponsoring because of the allegations of abuse linked to this show than it is not unreasonable to try to get Budweiser to do the same.
    Why would budweiser pull out of sponsorship? People going to start saying theyre soring the clydesdales if they don't? Lol. There is no abuse in the show- it aint been shown yet, lol.


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    I never said EVERY padded walker is sored. However, this show has classes for exhibiting the Big Lick. If the show would just remove those classes I think it would do a world of good. And as for all the offenders going to jail. You are wrong. There is a repeat offender who is acting as a judge at this year's celebration.
    There is no such thing as 'big lick class'. There not removing the twh wgc classes from the celebration any time soon- that's the money making classes people come from all over the world to see and spend lot of money in shelbyville too.. whos the judge?


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    Well, thank you ever so for being so respectful.
    you're welcome- I like to keep it respectful.





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    If Big Lick is not such a big deal then hopefully they will do away with it. If they are supposed to be celebrating the Tennessee Walker perhaps they could celebrate what is natural about it, rather than praise and honor those who do whatever it takes to get that unnatural gait from their horses. Just a thought. Enjoy your beer.
    They wont- its the big money generator for the city- it is a celebration the whole town celebrates the walking horse- they use the money earned from the people that come to see the paded walkers win wgc to fix up the city and donate a lot of the proceedings to charities in the city too.

    You're looking at it in the wrong light-- it aint about hurting horses those people get jailed and no one wants them to touch their show horses! You say the word 'sore' in shelbyville.. dare ya, lol.

    Thanks I will enjoy quite a few and ride in the walking horse wgc show too.


    Forgot to tell you there is other classes than just the padded classes- there is natural classes light shod classes halter classes country pleasure classes etcetra -- its the twhbea celebration show theyve got it all not just 'big lick'
         
        08-07-2013, 01:24 AM
      #17
    Green Broke
    I believe I saw that same video a few years ago. That was one specific trainer, I think he was jailed .
    Not all breeders and trainers are abusive. They do use the pads on the hoof, but the soring is illegal at a sanctioned TWH show, and if exhibitors are caught with chains and soring they are kicked out. You should contact the TWHA and ask them about this issue also.
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        08-07-2013, 01:45 AM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toto    
    Im reckoning this is more about misinformation -- what does budweiser and soring have to do with each other? You mean budweiser is so horrible because they want to make money off shelbyvilles biggest event that brings in millions to Their city?

    Every paded walker aint sored by the way- those bad people that do the soring end up behind bars and banned from the TWHBEA and showing at their events- to add.

    Don't get me wrong- when I first seen a walker with them big pads on I thought it was silly looking and I do today- no need to say every padded walker is sored though- its false.


    I don't mean any disrespect but this thread is ignorant.. couldnt ignore it.


    And I had to add something else-- when the padded shows are in town its more than just the show ring-- the whole town of shelbyville cellebrates.. its not 'big lick day' its 'the walking horse celebration ceremony' Budweiser could be sponsoring other events or venues in the local area too.. ill be sure to be there and 'investigate' the budweiser..


    Sadly, this thread is not ignorant, but you are very ignorant if you think that the Big Lick's are not all sored.

    Every single one of them is. Always.

    Shows how little horse experience you have.
         
        08-07-2013, 02:53 AM
      #19
    Banned
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    Originally Posted by Palomine    
    Sadly, this thread is not ignorant, but you are very ignorant if you think that the Big Lick's are not all sored.

    Every single one of them is. Always.

    Shows how little horse experience you have.

    That's a very narrow minded way of thinking about twhbea shows-- makes for my point I reckon.


    Stevenson is right-- that's a very old video and that trainer was jailed and banned from the twhbea and walking horse association wont have anything to do with them.

    Palomine- im not the one that's 'ignorant' here- im up to date when it comes to the twhbea shows- easy for someone to ridicule behind a computer though- show a little respect for the twhbea will you? They do try hard to ban and jail every person that's involved with soring and if you don't believe me- Contact Us





    Ask them yourself- but don't slander the twhbea over the horse forum when you are clueless to whats really going on-- theyre cracking down hard so open your eyes!
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        08-07-2013, 04:32 AM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    Toto, you are mistaken if you think all the offenders are prosecuted or even "pointed out" at shows. There is a strong undercurrent with the "inspections and inspectors" at the shows and many violations are ignored.

    Last year McConnell, after all that was proven about him, received 3 years PROBATION and a fine. That's all. So much for real punishment.

    Admitted Tennessee walking horse abuser avoids prison | timesfreepress.com

    The Congress tried to beef up the horse protection act....but the twhbea board of directors voted it down. They don't want it stronger. It might be too hard to let these things slip through the cracks.

    LAST YEAR 76% of the horses tested by the USDA tested positive for soring agents. You can bet 76% of those trainers were not prosecuted. Why is it that when the USDA comes behind the SHOW testers, self-policing of the industry became 700 percent better

    http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...n-USDA-present

    Foreign Substances Found in 76% Horses Tested by USDA at Walking Horse Event | TNReport

    People who really believe these practices are gone, are deciding they like looking at these shows with blinders on. What they refuse to see, must not exist.
         

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