Ahhh retyped it. Couldn't resist.
I'm speechless and furious after seeing how you bash equestrians. Half the pictures you posted (like pic 8) are not a show of anything! What's wrong with that picture? The horse's ear is being HELD down so the bridle could be put on, the horse was not pinning his ear. He's tired, not in pain. I don't think you gets that if no one rode, no one would want horses. There would be a TON of horses needing homes, and a ton more being sent to the glue factory every day. Would you rather they were ridden, or dead? Horses love being ridden when they're being ridden in a comfortable setting, which is 99.9% of the time. My horses race in from the field when I come to the gate with their tack, hoping to be the one chosen to ride today. They love it! And I use bits! They're not cruel, they're methods of communication in the right hands. You're all for the bosals-hackamores-bitless movement, right? Well I got news for ya hun, a bosal can be 10x as harsh as a bit in the harshest of hands. I get it, you think all the pretty ponies should run free across the land to the end of the rainbow and have lots of pretty babies and never be touched by a human ever because that's NATURAL and that's how they want to live? Face reality. Horses, if they weren't used for riding, would be MEAT. Yes, I said MEAT. We would think of horse hunting like deer hunting or fishing if they didn't supply us with a method of travel and entertainment. My horses love to work, and that's all there is to it. And, news flash, spurs are a method of communication as well. They communicate things like lead changes and different cues with just a bump, and they're no more than an extention of the leg. I could go out and find crap like you've posted in ANY animal sport. Dog agility, cat breeding, bird training, freaking parakeet talking, and find the abusers of that sport that give it a bad name. You want to talk about unnatural dressage....hun, the top riders who do it RIGHT are the ones who can perform a dressage test bridleless with the same results and the same natural collection and headset. You are absolutely ridiculous and have nothing to do other than sit around and badmouth people. It makes me absolutely sick that you would blame an entire population of people for the mistakes and abuses of a selective few. And what's up with your circling of a horse shoe? Most horses NEED shoes to be comfortable. My one horse has very thin soles and would not be sound for any length of time if I set him free without shoes. Don't you EVEN say people who actually ride their horses and use bits don't give a **** about their horses. They give us their bodies for riding, we give him shelter, protection, entertainment, food, survival....we give them life. Your comments burn me up. It's ridiculous that you critisize people like that! Go fricking join PETA if you're this far gone. You have nothing better to do than sit and critisize people for things they didn't do. The pictures you posted (at least the ones that were validly "wrong") probably make up 2% of the population, and certainly not the population you're targeting with your reckless acts of stupidity. And your profile pic is just plain rediculous, take it down if you have any self-respect. I'm through here, don't even know why I'm wasting my time with you.