Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Never heard of this to be honest.
I would expect it is more dependant on each individual horse. If you went out and bought an appy or a morgan or a perch who had never been in the crossties....you might not want to cross tie them right away either. They can be trained to stand there eventually.
TheLovedOne--have you seen TB's abused in crossties, or is this just a rumour? Most people I know in the racing industry, albeit the Standardbred racing industry, don't try and draw attention to themselves in view of a lot of other people. Beating a horse in the cross ties would be a good way to get a fine. It's easier to do it in a stall where other people can't see what is going on..... <---not saying it happens, but just saying in general terms.
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