Hey all, I have to write/give a persuasive speech for my class. I'd like to do something concerning horses, but I've yet to find a good angle. Any ideas? I've already thought about "horseback riding is a sport" and horse slaughter.
I think horseback riding IS a sport would get you an excellent mark. I did a persuasive speech on that as well, it turned out real well for me. It's a REALLY fun angle to do. Good luck with whatever you chose.
How about gelding a horse young and what affects it has on the horse? It's proven in dogs that if you neuter a dog before it reaches maturity, the growth plates won't close. I.e., maybe that's why geldings are often taller than stallions?
Just a thought(: You'd have to do your own research....
Thanks for the ideas everyone, keep them coming! The only problem with arguing that horseback riding is a sport is that I may have to rely mainly on anecdotal evidence rather than scientific papers. We're expected to use evidence from some specific sources, and relevant material is proving difficult to find.
For or against a specific piece of equipment (ie. Spurs, double bridles, polo wraps)
For or against various floating (trailering) methods (ie. Using a divider, tying or not tying)
For or against starting (or could be jumping) a horse before 4/5 years old
Personally I think I would probably go with the already suggested to breed or not to breed or to slaughter or not to slaughter. You can go way more into depth with those topics than you can the ones I've listed, which can be a godsend when you have to write X # of words.
Several years ago in undergrad, I did one on why to vaccinate for West Nile. This was when it was relatively new to the midwest and many people didn't think you needed to vaccinate. Turned out ND had a huge number of cases that summer and several horses died.
You could do one for why to wear a helmet, or why a horse needs protective leg gear for protection. Sticking to something with a hint of science or medical aspect to it will yield you reliable sources, studies, etc to quote. Posted via Mobile Device