Originally Posted by Nokotaheaven
I feel sick now...
Me too and I find is most sickening that people can say "I see nothing wrong with it." Really? How can you not see anything wrong with the shoes that have 3 pounds of nails in them? How is there nothing wrong with shoes that make a horse move in such an unnatural way?
People tend to lump Saddlebred's in with Tennessee walkers saying their gait is unnatural too but... it isn't anything like these poor horses. Saddlebreds out in the pasture will trot up with their legs but they are doing a "natural gait" vs. these poor critters that look like they have all they can do to stay on their feet. I once saw a video of a Big Lick show where not one but 3 horse went down in the class because they were in so much pain they couldn't even stand anymore regardless of the whips cracking them on the side, neck and butt. They just couldn't take another step but people can't see anything wrong with it?