Originally Posted by BarrelracingArabian
i agree with the above
We have a thoroughbred mare who fakes lameness all the time(she can't really feel she was uh pinfired? At the race track) and has been asked to scratch and one time the rider was walking her through the pattern and the darn horse limped went slow all the way till the last barrel and then bolted for home.
Horses do not tend to fake lameness issues. They just do not have the ability to think like that. Too much instinct there that tells them if they limp they get eaten.
Pinfiring does not remove the ability to feel anything.