Originally Posted by DrumRunner
What you have to understand is while it may not be your cup of tea..It's not your business.. If you don't like it, don't watch or associate with it, but you're not going to stop it and coming onto an open board to bash a discipline just because you don't like it will ruffle quite a few feathers.. Discipline bashing is just not necessary and you can expect to hear a lot of opinions much different than yours.. My aunt and uncle trained western pleasure horses for years, and the different "styles" that come and go are what the client wants..If you want to win, you have to do what's "in" and what the judge is looking for..
Maybe if some attention is brought to it and people get upset and it will stop. Just like the big lick TW trainer that nightline did a special on and now he is banned from showing. Everyone knows it happens and now that attention is brought to it maybe it will stop.Anke and rollkur methods ring a bell. Looks cruel to many people. Alot of clients do not know what is being done to their horse when they are not there.
If everyone ignored things they didn't think was right we wouldn't have any laws and you could just go around and do what you want. It is anyones business to have an opinion on something at a public event.
The you tube video of the woman beating a horse with plastic bat trying to load it in the trailer at the MWHF has really brought light to the idiot woman and she lost her position at the MFTA. So public forums can give an opinion and you don't have to agree with it.