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post #1 of 36 Old 09-20-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy This breaks my heart (WARNING GRAPHIC)

Maybe this has been posted here before, if not then, well, you can see for yourself. I have never seen anything like this, how lucky I was before because this... this is unbelievable. I take one look at this and I'm ready to cry, don't know how anyone could just do this without a second thought. This guy got probation for three years, fine of $75000, community service etc. etc, but if you ask me, that's the least he deserves. People like this should never GET CLOSE to an animal, let alone be able to "TRAIN" an animal. Maybe I'm being preachy and over reactive, but this just shocked me and I needed to let it all out.

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post #2 of 36 Old 09-20-2012, 09:56 PM
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Maybe they should treat him the way he treated his horses. Not being able to get up from this, while a dog barks at you and humans that abuse you tearing you to your feet by your face and neck. I'm not sure how the law works, but I hope he's not allowed to be near horses.
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post #3 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 01:37 AM
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I can't even express how sick this makes me feel. That is beyond heartbreaking. How someone could do that to such a beautiful creature is absolutely incomprehensible. I didn't listen to the audio or do a lot of reading but I seriously hope every last one of those horses are, or were, seized and rehabilitated and put with people that would actually love them and appreciate them. Not with another one of those monsters.
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post #4 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 01:48 AM
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3 years probation and 75,000$ fine? That's all? he needs to wear caustic chemicals on his ankles for three years and chains on them , too!
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post #5 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 08:02 AM
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I started to watch it and had to stop... felt sick to my stomach :(
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post #6 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 11:02 AM
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I admit i DIDNT watch the video (got a good sense of what happened by your comments>@), but i have to ask..if this horse is in TRAINING, why are the owners not being held partially responsible? When i have a horse in training i know exactly whats being done to that animal.....IT aint that hard to check in on em..

Seems to me that if the owners could be held somewhat liable for what the trainer is doing to get these horses to perform the way they do- the owners would be much less like to pay for abuse, just to get a show winner..
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post #7 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 11:32 AM
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Oh my! I have read about some of the abuse and knew it was bad, but actually seeing it, it is so much worse than I thought. I can't imagine how anyone could treat any animal that way. I think a person has to be really twisted to go through with those that.
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post #8 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 01:31 PM
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This abuse will never stop as long as these horse are shown with this hideous unnatural gait. Anyone who supports these events by paying to watch or competing in them is condoning what happens behind the scenes
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post #9 of 36 Old 09-21-2012, 02:08 PM
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I've seen enough of these--couldn't watch this one--and it's very good to keep talking them up. Until the classes and judges stop rewarding this unnatural movement in the show ring, it won't stop. Speak up when you're at a show. Let everyone there watching know about the brutal training. We stopped littering with a Native American tear. We can stop this being vocal and standing up for what is right.
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I admit i DIDNT watch the video (got a good sense of what happened by your comments>@), but i have to ask..if this horse is in TRAINING, why are the owners not being held partially responsible? When i have a horse in training i know exactly whats being done to that animal.....IT aint that hard to check in on em..

Seems to me that if the owners could be held somewhat liable for what the trainer is doing to get these horses to perform the way they do- the owners would be much less like to pay for abuse, just to get a show winner..

I always say that too. The owner should be paying an equally large fine and doing all the same punishment. (sadly that isn't close to what he deserves) I think the vets, the judges at the shoes, the farriers that put those stupid heavy shoes on the horses, all of them. They all need to pay for this abuse. If they ever have a second go then it should be automatic prison time. IMO NOT just 60-90 days either. This is abuse and it is illegal so anyone participating in it is breaking the law. Not to mention is sadly lacking morals.
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