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        02-18-2008, 09:59 PM
      #51
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Sara wrote:
    So true. I think every discipline has its skeletons in the closet.


    Amen.
    Thank you :)
         
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        02-19-2008, 04:08 PM
      #52
    Green Broke
    I noticed the hackamore too. That movie was biased, but I do feel people should learn to have better hands. When I took riding lessons as a 7 y/o I had to use a double bridle. I had no idea what it was even about or anything, so I can't even imagine what that was like for the horse! The person giving me my lessons should have known better then to put something that harsh in the hands of a little kid who has almost no idea what it does. And FYI there was a comment on there about Dressage bits being thinner so they are softer. Wrong... a thin bit is more severe than a thick bit because it applies more pressure to a smaller area.
         
        02-19-2008, 10:22 PM
      #53
    Deb
    Foal
    [I have not yet watched the videos, but I have to say that I never really thought of bronc riding as a big deal. It might be because I grew up around rodeos? The broncs and bulls at our rodeos were really pretty well cared for (possibly a little too long of feet). They were also pretty nice animals when they were out of the chutes.

    The bucking straps are fleece lined, and not even put on really tight. They are meant to tickle/annoy rather than hurt.

    The spurs used for scoring are fairly blunt rather than sharp, and are not jabbed in, but rolled down the shoulder.

    I don't remember the use of shocking devices at our rodeos.

    Good bucking horses and bulls are actually very valuable, and can go for some pretty high prices.

    Around the rodeos, I actually had the hardest time watching the team roping and calf roping. They did look like they were getting ripped apart and dragged by the head.

    The videos shown may be more extreme examples, but what horseluver described, I did not see growing up.]

    When big money is involved, people get really nasty. The Cheyanne Frontier Days rodeo has been charged a couple times with animal abuse I believe as has a big rodeo that happens somewhere in Illinois and I've seen several videos that clearly show the guys around the chutes, pulling ears, slamming horses heads against the bars, shocking then hiding the devices (all while the rules guy is standing right beside them). I've also seen numerous videos where calves and steers did not get up. Broken legs, broken necks, asphyxia, ....



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        02-19-2008, 10:43 PM
      #54
    Yearling
    Quote:
    When big money is involved, people get really nasty. The Cheyanne Frontier Days rodeo has been charged a couple times with animal abuse I believe as has a big rodeo that happens somewhere in Illinois and I've seen several videos that clearly show the guys around the chutes, pulling ears, slamming horses heads against the bars, shocking then hiding the devices (all while the rules guy is standing right beside them). I've also seen numerous videos where calves and steers did not get up. Broken legs, broken necks, asphyxia, ....
    Really....hmm that's just stupid, esp when they arnt doing much about it
         
        02-20-2008, 02:18 PM
      #55
    Deb
    Foal
    I don't know how you could get through to people like that. It's like I saw this hunting show once and this guy is calling in a coyote, and the second he gets within range, this guy shoots him. You can see the poor animal sort of go down and then dragging a back leg, he runs off as fast as possible. And this guy turns around to the camera, great big smile on his face and starts going on about how much fun he is having. How can you have fun, causing pain to another creature of any sort. I just don't get it.
         
        02-20-2008, 05:55 PM
      #56
    Green Broke
    Hunting for food is one thing, but mass slaughter for the fun of it is horrible..... I read a story about these guys that went out to shoot as many boars as they had enough bullets for, but it turns out the boars spent all night attacking the trees the hunters were in and in the morning the trees fell down and the boars ended up killing the ppl
         
        02-20-2008, 06:08 PM
      #57
    Showing
    This has been an interesting thread. Its gone from rodeo to bits to dressage to hunting All in the horse training topic.
         
        02-20-2008, 06:11 PM
      #58
    Showing
    And nobody has gotten mean and nasty about it - awesome!!
         
        02-20-2008, 06:19 PM
      #59
    Yearling
    I know lol! I was sitting here reading this page and I was like, wait wasn't this thread about bronc riding?
         
        02-20-2008, 06:30 PM
      #60
    Green Broke
    Sorry.... I get side tracked easily........ ADD, it's a great thing...... hehe
         

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