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post #21 of 36 Old 11-28-2012, 05:19 PM
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I have seen this--it is absolutely SICK. It is just infuriating!!! I couldn't watch the whole thing. This stupid man deserves to have done to him what he did to those poor, poor, I take that back; he needs to have a triple-dose. He was just beating them! The horses were in so much pain they could even get up in their stalls...
Yep :/

Sick. Sick. Sick. The Big Lick should be outlawed completely. It is not even a "gait"-- how can anyone call a horse that's lifting it's legs high because of pain, a gait??? Infuriating!

Oh...Nakotaheaven, that thing about the racehorses is is so sad--I didn't know they did that. Cruel! What people will do to animals for money...
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post #22 of 36 Old 11-28-2012, 08:58 PM
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This is just DISGUSTING! How in the world could they do this? I just pray that those horses get to know what love feels like soon...

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post #23 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 10:46 AM
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Spoken about ruining a horse! Only sick people do something likes that. There are just no words to explain how disgusting this is. Badly enough it will have a long duration before it doesn't happen anymore. Ther are more people that abuse their horse and name it training. Happily most of them do not do such things to their horse.
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oh. my. gosh.... *sick faced and pale*

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post #25 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 04:55 PM
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Wow this is devastating... these people need SEVERE punishment. I hate this side of the horse industry...
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post #26 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 08:50 PM
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Quote from the video: "If those spectators could see the true face of soring, they would be running these people out of the business." Sadly, that isn't true. MOST of those spectators know exactly what is going on but chose to look the other way. It is a sad commentary on our society that allows this type of abuse for entertainment and to make a buck. How can we forget the living breathing being that suffers every moment of every day to accomplish this task for us? When I sit her typing this thinking "how many horses are currently being abused like this?" I get sick to my stomach.
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post #27 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 09:23 PM
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Thought some of you might find this interesting.

People continue to talk about the chemicals but so many over look the shoes alone. Can you imagine having that many nails in your horses foot? How can anyone think that is right? I just don't get it.
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post #28 of 36 Old 12-11-2012, 09:42 PM
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An what do you think about this garbage?

These people really see nothing wrong with this crap? Seriously? Nothing is wrong with having your horse wearing those stupid things? I guess one can make all kinds of excuses for their actions.
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post #29 of 36 Old 12-12-2012, 09:01 AM
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I personally don't see a problem with Big Licking as long as it or the training causes no pain or damage to the horse. I mean, it's not my cup of tea, I think it looks stupid, but to each his own. I don't see any direct repercussions to the shoes themselves unless there is some limit to the amount of nails that should be used. They don't weigh enough to really hurt the horses muscular system (that I can see).

IMO the video where they show the horse going from the pasture through shod and ready to go; while a nice video that shows everything proper, it didn't cover how he was trained to big lick, so it just basically shows stress/pain free shodding.

Bottom line, hurt the horse and I have issues. If you can train them to big lick without pain or torment, then by all means, have at it, have fun and be safe!

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post #30 of 36 Old 12-12-2012, 11:44 AM
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This made me cry and I couldn't even watch 10 seconds of it. TWH horses have such a soft heart, the Tennessee walker that I had(he passed away because of colic) was such a good horse. I don't even know how these people can do that. Those people should have 10 times what they do to those horse done to them, and I've never liked the big lick stuff at all.

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