No need to be snarky because you have nothing to back up your invalid statements.
No need to spend loads of money, either. I didn't spend boatloads of money on my gelding as I don't have it. I changed his management and the ulcers healed on their own (as they do). Sometimes, horses need vets help. It's proven.
You do know you can train a horse to put up with pain, right? If the horse is trying to tell you something (she's in pain) and you reprimand her every time she does, she'll certainly stop looking 'girthy'.
She'll still have the problem of ulcers/back/poor saddle fit, though.
Tennessee walking horses have to be tested with hoof testers to make sure they're not sored. Since they are anyway, trainers train the horses to not react to the testers. Sometimes a horse will fail a test, and the tester will tell them to go 'school' their horse more and then the horse will often pass.
You can ignore what your horse is telling you and tell her to 'put up or shut up', or you can figure out why she's telling it to you in the first place. Horses are not all that lazy--if she is sweet everywhere else, I doubt she just doesn't want to. I may own the laziest gelding on the planet but he still trots up to the gate to be worked every day.
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