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post #161 of 168 Old 08-27-2015, 10:13 AM
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Your ignorance is very offensive. You are clearly uninformed and have no idea what the history of this great horse entails. Saddle horses were officers horses in the civil war, a huge part of American history and extremely beautiful and wonderful animals loved tenderly by there owners. I invite you to come take a lesson with me and educate yourself about saddle seat which is as old as England itself.
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post #162 of 168 Old 08-27-2015, 12:37 PM
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I'm sure as in all horse sports that there are good and bad and as horse lovers surely we should be pressing for the banning of anything that causes pain for the sake of 'fashion'
Rolkurr is banned in many countries and in FEI competitions - you don't need it to get a horse into the right shape for collection
Rapping/poling and blistering are banned in the same way
Yes some people will still do these things but only undercover
The things like tail nicking and elongated hooves and raised shoes are still legal and acceptable - used only to create a totally artificial appearance
Why do it?
The breeds used in saddleseat classes like the saddlebred, Arabian, morgan surely don't need to look that way, they're beautiful in their natural state and natural action.
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post #163 of 168 Old 08-29-2015, 09:49 PM
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Let this seven year old thread die already!

If you are a new member and are searching Saddlebreds or Saddleseat, please don't let this thread rile you up. And PLEASE stop posting on it. It's seven years old. Ol' shep needs to be put down. Start your own thread about how much you love them. It's better that way.

This is a nice Saddlebred Friendly forum. The people are nice. There are several saddlebred people on here. Threads like these only serve to upset and you are playing into it nicely. Be strong. Don't hit reply.
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post #164 of 168 Old 09-03-2015, 08:53 AM
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Why are we whinning over this at least these horses feed and cared for. What need, everyone, is to worry about those thousand or millions of horses that are being shipped to slaughter houses in Mexico and Canada.
I don't care discipline you look into there's dirt. If its not spurs its bites or whips.
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post #165 of 168 Old 01-24-2020, 10:43 AM
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It certainly goes against basic principles of any proper English riding style I learned growing up.
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post #166 of 168 Old 01-24-2020, 01:02 PM
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This is an old post from 2015.
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post #167 of 168 Old 01-30-2020, 06:42 PM
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Actually it started in 2008. Either way - let sleeping dogs lie lol.

(And yes I see the irony in posting in an old thread to tell people NOT to post in an old thread LMAO )

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post #168 of 168 Old 01-30-2020, 07:11 PM
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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.
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