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post #21 of 56 Old 04-11-2011, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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well said.... but you forgot soring.....:)
Well, I was aiming for the things we can blatantly see as being true, but you're right, a yearling in stacks that high is being sored even if by some miracle she isn't also sporting chemicals on her legs to boot. I somehow doubt she was lucky enough to escape that treatment though, with such responsible and loving owners. :roll:

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post #22 of 56 Old 04-11-2011, 10:24 PM
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Yeah.... I quit watching like a quarter of the way through. That was pretty sad, and not to mention his posture was god awful.
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post #23 of 56 Old 04-11-2011, 10:55 PM
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I SO dislike the "big licks". It seems so pointless to me. It speaks volumes on the TWH disposition that they try so hard when in so much apparent pain. Poor baby.

I can't figure how a tail, with the dock seemingly wrapped in vet wrap, hasn't had its circulation compromised. I will never wrap the dock. Only a couple of inches below and down.
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I SO dislike the "big licks". It seems so pointless to me. It speaks volumes on the TWH disposition that they try so hard when in so much apparent pain. Poor baby.

I can't figure how a tail, with the dock seemingly wrapped in vet wrap, hasn't had its circulation compromised. I will never wrap the dock. Only a couple of inches below and down.
It's a well know practice in TWH and breeds like the Saddlebred of actually severing the tendon of the tail so it can be "set" with a fake tail to basically a completely false position.

An example of a horse I'd bet money has a "fixed" tail:





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post #25 of 56 Old 04-11-2011, 11:06 PM
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She doesn't walk even in the back end.
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post #26 of 56 Old 04-11-2011, 11:15 PM
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She doesn't.... she just drags her feet.... I have watched youtubes of TWH falling due to soring.... poor babies, all of them.... seems the ones born ugly are the lucky ones.

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post #27 of 56 Old 04-12-2011, 12:04 AM
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oh my gosh. I would like like to hit that man right off that horses back with a metal baseball bat. It amazes me how people could get on a horse obviously in that much pain (nvm even putting that horse in that pain!!!) and still sleep at night! I hope something very VERY horrible happens to those people.

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karma. That's all I can say. :(
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post #29 of 56 Old 04-12-2011, 12:24 PM
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Ok, I must say that living in a country were we don't have that breed or whatever show/sport she's training for, I don't understand some of the terms you all used. But...

Even I can see that poor little FOAL (because that's really what she is), is in a lot of pain. She seems to struggle to get the gait she's asked to do, and the equipment he has on her is just terrible! I assume the gait she is doing is used in the show ring for whatever discipline it's for? May I just ask what the point of the gait is? It can't be natural!

Please excuse my lack of knowledge, but I feel sorry for the poor girl, and I'm curios... Thanks

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post #30 of 56 Old 04-12-2011, 12:30 PM
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LoveStory, this is what Wikipedia says about the Big Lick. Just like a lot of other disciplines, it was created to win in the show ring, and when rewarded, was made bigger and more abusive just for ribbons.

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History of the "Big Lick"
During the late 1940s and early 1950s, when Walking Horses enjoyed a surge of widespread popularity with the general public, exaggerated front leg action, especially at the running walk, drew spectators to horse shows and helped further increase the popularity of the breed. This action was also rewarded by judges. Thus began the rage for "big lick" movement. While "lite shod" horses with naturally good movement could comfortably perform this crowd-pleasing gait at the time, it took both natural ability and considerable time to properly train and condition the horse.
Some individuals, wishing to produce similar movement in less-talented horses or in less time, borrowed practices used by other breeds to enhance movement. This included action devices such as weighted shoes, "Stacks" (stacked pads), and the use of weighted chains around the pasterns, all of which, within certain limits, were allowed.
As these methods produced horses that won in the show ring, and as ever-higher and more dramatic action was rewarded by the judges, some trainers turned to less savory methods to produce high action in a hurry. These methods including excessively heavy weighted chains, use of tacks deliberately placed under the shoe into the "white line" or quick, of the hoof, and the controversial practice of "soring," the application of a caustic chemical agent to the front legs to make it painful for the horse to put its feet down.

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