Originally Posted by COWCHICK77
OK so you want to talk about sore bodies and volunteering to participate… lets take it one step further….. Is your horse a volunteer to the work you put him through? I am sure there has been times after a workout, training session, or show he was sore. Most likely, because you used the example of taking him to the vet lame. I realize horses can step on nails or in a hole and come up lame but most of the time a lameness issue is due to the work we put them through. So with that said maybe you should turn your horse out and see if he volunteers…
Then about calves getting jerked. I think our definitions of “jerked” are different. Yes they hit the ground , but if the roper doesn’t pitch his slack then they get jerked a whole hell of a lot harder. That is when they get disqualified and fined. That goes for most rodeo associations.
As for you’re the difference between "injured" and "harmed", I am just not seeing the difference, so call me stupid on that one..
I'm not sure if this was directed at me or not but no matter, I'll try to answer what pertained to my statements. I questioned if someone would volunteer their horse for this use (tripping), not if the horse volunteered.
No my horse doesn't volunteer for work but she doesn't object either. If I worked her in an area filled with nails or used her for horse tripping I'm quite sure she would object to even being caught.
And no, I've never had a horse become sore after a workout. Maybe I've been lucky.
As a side bar: A running W properly used is used on a horse that is standing still. It's mainly used to instill trust in a horse towards humans, to show them that no harm will come to them. What does a horse used in tripping learn?