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Gammelquarterhorses 01-11-2007 09:42 PM

the politics in showing (halter AQHA)
I was just browsing through my AQHA magazine and looking at some of the stallions and I CANT WAIT till they put the new rule in effect..

: Every Horse Show in halter has to be ridden in another class::

I hope that takes care of the problem. Some of these horses look like cows. I have heard so many stories about overfeeding babies just to win a class and then that horse will have joint problems for LIFE. Horses are NOT supposed to look like that naturally. I suppose its just like weightlifters who are too big, but at least a weightlifter has a choice to do it or not.

Skippy! 01-11-2007 10:08 PM

That is spectacular!!!

I went to the World Paint Horse show and hung out with the judges one year... and i talked to people leaving the ring after winning, and i asked them what their horses do.. and they said "Nothing. We dont ride them or train them to ride. All they do is Halter, until they are too old to do it anymore or we find a better horse"


Im so glad that they made that new rule!! That is WONDERFUL!! Hopefully people wont take this rule the wrong way, continue to raise them as cows, then bute them up really good and ride them. Hopefully they will raise them PROPERLY so they can do something more in their lifetime rather than just exist.

All horses need a job, they thrive off of it. They go insane if they have no purpose.

Thank you so much for posting this sweetie!!

Gammelquarterhorses 01-11-2007 10:49 PM

I was very excited about it also, I thought it was going to be put into effect in 07 but maybe it is next year!! I went to a local show with my mare who I had been successfull in 4-h and open shows with, but not at this breed show, the mare next to me was around 15 hh and WIDE! Her veins in her legs were enormous and the muscle was so bulky she looked like she couldn't even move. I felt so bad for her...

I don't think you will ever stop people from their greed, but it might change the judges' opinion of what is nice to look at and what is not. Or at least that is my hope

barnrat 01-11-2007 11:31 PM

I totally agree with you amanda....

horses are not breed to all look like suffolk punches....LOL.

Gammelquarterhorses 01-11-2007 11:47 PM

you crack me up :D

barnrat 01-11-2007 11:58 PM

here is a suffolk punch
(oh my heck its even smaller boned then the quarter horse below!)

here is a quarter horse, halter!

*Puke* I dont think it makes the horse attractive at all!

Friesian Mirror 01-12-2007 12:02 AM

AAAACCCCKKKKK!!!!! what the heck did they do to that horse!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? :shock: How can it move??

Gammelquarterhorses 01-12-2007 12:07 AM

I never was on the inside on the halter showing so I would have to google it! I knew someone who bought a weanling and fed him omolene 300 and also weight gain and corn oil, and hardly worked him. He developed a very bad joint problem and sometimes they swell up and are very painful for him.

barnrat 01-12-2007 12:09 AM

so overall friesian mirror, it is impossible for them to move.....

Friesian Mirror 01-12-2007 12:18 AM

WHY do people feel like they have to do things like that? Dont they realize that the horse is in pain? Or VERY uncomfotable??? I just dont think that winning a show is THAT *@$% important! Errrrrrrr.. :evil:

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