Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Western Massachusetts
I am not going to step into the hornets' nest of Saddle Seat (any breed) but just want to say, please don't use "whataboutism" to defend your discipline, no matter what it is. Just because there are abuses somewhere else doesn't excuse your abuse, does it?
Defend your discipline, sure, and you should be able to honestly, if you have any ethics to your name, but don't say "well, other people do worse!" That won't convince me of anything except that maybe all competition with animals is a bad idea since people become so indifferent to suffering when a prize is at stake. Don't think you want to go there.
Short horse lover