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post #11 of 15 Old 04-29-2008, 11:04 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by crackrider
OMG!!! Those cruel people! How could they be so convined they weren't hurting the horses!
I don't see the point of making them do those gaits anyway! They look so awkward and weird (as well as painful)!
I agree. I LIKE TWH, but when they're flat-shod, and not made to do that God-awful gait. It's disgusting, and NOT natural at all - since when do horses trot around their paddocks flinging their feet up to their noses? I have never seen it.
Those poor horses must never get turn-out either.

I think what disturbs me most is that if a horse mis-steps, those 4" lifts can rip a hoof off. Why would you build a horse up like that? Who in their mind came up with that? Who thought "oh well that would be a good idea!"

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post #12 of 15 Old 04-29-2008, 11:04 AM
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Yeah, I don't really like the look of that artificial gait. I mean look what's behind the scenes...

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post #13 of 15 Old 04-29-2008, 01:19 PM
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Unbelievable what is done now are days and considered to be normal and standard practice. Some people really need to learn a lesson.
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post #14 of 15 Old 04-29-2008, 02:34 PM
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This absolutely shocked me !
I just donīt understand how someone can do that to an animal ! The horses were so obviously in pain !
I consider myself as part of the "gaited world" but for once I am glad the Iceland is so isolated and that these methods did not reach to us. The "worst" thing in shows here are 8 oz "hoof guards" we call them, i think they are just called boots !
And the threats to persons... this is just awful !
But note; i do not hate this breed, and i do not think that every rider uses these methods ! Iīve learned to not jump to such conclusion's the hard way
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post #15 of 15 Old 04-29-2008, 02:43 PM
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Yeah, I like the breed. TWH's are beautiful.
But that 'gait' is so's cruelty.

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