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        06-24-2009, 01:04 PM
      #51
    Trained
    The only time galloping and galloping is really BAD is if your horse isn't properly conditioned.
         
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        06-24-2009, 01:31 PM
      #52
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SpiritJordanRivers    
    See, I'm personally against . . .

    BTW the people were freaking out, but they were not running and screaming, I just added that because I wanted to.
    These two statements pretty much negated the stories credibility.
         
        06-24-2009, 08:49 PM
      #53
    Weanling
    I said I wasn't going to post anymore but I talked to my vet and I decided too. He said that galloping and galloping and galloping and galloping and galloping in the heat, then letting your horse drink and then galloping some more IS bad because the horse CAN die because it COULD send the body into shock (especially if the water is cold). That you don't see this very OFTEN but it CAN cause colic and a whole mess of other problems.

    He DID say something to justify endurance rides but I don't remember what he said. It completely escaped my mind.
         
        06-24-2009, 09:00 PM
      #54
    Super Moderator
    Nobody has said that what those girls did wasn't wrong and nobody has said that you are being silly. Yes, taking an overheated horse and giving it cold water can cause issues... I saw it on an episode of Lassie once... (sorry but I did!) Anyway... what they were trying to say is that there are ways to approach people about how they treat animals that belong to them. You may believe what they are doing is very dangerous and seriously wrong but they may not. And sadly enough, horses to some people are just livestock. To me, they are pets... It sounds like they are pets to you as well... I do appreciate your concern... I just don't know what to tell you regarding those girls behavior... And you do kind of go from galloping and galloping and galloping and galloping to... a couple times around the ring and back to galloping and galloping and galloping...... the other thing is, if these were barrel horses... they are used to galloping so they are conditioned for it. A gallop to a speed eventer is not the same as a gallop to a pleasure horse.....
         
        06-24-2009, 09:09 PM
      #55
    Weanling
    Quote:
    A gallop to a speed eventer is not the same as a gallop to a pleasure horse.....
    You're right. I never even though of that. It never even crossed my mind about how different horses are conditioned differently.
         
        06-24-2009, 09:10 PM
      #56
    Weanling
    I guess I just assumed that every horse was conditioned like my horse, so it freaked me out when they were galloping non-stop. Now I see your point, sorry.
         
        06-24-2009, 09:23 PM
      #57
    Super Moderator
    They still broke a major rule in horseback riding and that was the way they showed NO regard for the safety of others when they raced past you and your friend the way they did. I doubt you were wrong to be freaked. I believe you saw some major errors...
         

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