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post #81 of 86 Old 01-28-2011, 02:57 AM
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Now we have less 13 year old girls getting on their horses bareback and thinking they can do dressage like that, and ending up getting hurt.
Granted, I'm 16, but I can get on my horse bareback and do dressage like that. There's nothing wrong with bareback riding. I actually find I stick on better bareback.

@Cheshire - PETA has some had some off days, but their organization as a whole is good with a great purpose; preventing animal cruelty. Which I would certainly hope you support.

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post #82 of 86 Old 01-28-2011, 04:59 AM
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[email protected] - PETA has some had some off days, but their organization as a whole is good with a great purpose; preventing animal cruelty. Which I would certainly hope you support.
A good heart without a brain can cause a LOT of problems.

"PETA has written to the president and chief executive of Samsung Electronics Europe, In-Soo Kim, urging him to pull the online ad, which was created by The Viral Factory.

In the letter, written by PETA’s Erika Davis, the organisation claims that the use of sheepdogs is extremely stressful for sheep, which should not be treated as inanimate props.

Davis writes: "They [sheep] are sentient, intelligent and complex animals…Tormenting, harassing and scaring sheep to promote a product is unacceptable."

Peta slams Samsung ad for cruelty to animals - advertising news - Campaign

"But now Peta - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals - is itself on the receiving end of angry words over its own treatment of animals after it emerged that the organisation put down 96 per cent of the animals handed into its American headquarters. Of 2,216 animals taken to its premises in Norfolk, Virginia, last year, 2,124 were put to sleep - almost six per day. Homes were found for just seven.

The high-profile charity, famous for its "I'd rather go naked than wear fur" campaigns, has euthanised more than 20,000 pets in the last decade, according to figures it has supplied to Virginia state officials.

Peta insists that homes could not be found for the dogs and cats, usually because they were in such poor health or because they were "unsocialised" and aggressive, usually because of bad treatment by their owners."

Peta under fire over claim that it kills most animals left at its US headquarters - Telegraph

They want to eliminate purebred dogs, so no more Border Collies - but then, Border Collies are cruel herders...

Mao claimed good intentions in killing 50+ million Chinese. Claimed good intentions are not enough.
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post #83 of 86 Old 01-28-2011, 01:00 PM
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Granted, I'm 16, but I can get on my horse bareback and do dressage like that. There's nothing wrong with bareback riding. I actually find I stick on better bareback.
I think they mean with no bridle, no saddle, and no proper training. I find that I have a better seat bareback as well and I do dressage. However, a person with little experience see's that and says "I can do that". They hop on their horse with no tack and try to go more than a walk and fall off (if they don't have proper balance). Also, some of the things he does are very dangerous for anyone to do.

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post #84 of 86 Old 01-29-2011, 06:48 PM
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@Cheshire - PETA has some had some off days, but their organization as a whole is good with a great purpose; preventing animal cruelty. Which I would certainly hope you support.

I agree with bsms on this. PETA may have good INTENTIONS in what their mission statement is, but they usually have no idea what they're talking about. They make up propaganda to get an emotional response from people rather than a logical, thought out one.

PETA offended me years ago with their Holocaust on Your Plate ad (I'm not Jewish or anything, but heavily interested in the Third Reich and Nazi Germany, so I know quite a bit about it.) That whole campaign was offensive and the commercial I am referring to is not even on their archive page and I can't find it anywhere.

I don't support animal cruelty in any way, but I even more so do not support PETA.
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A major turning point in the relationship between man and equine in pre history was when man stopped seeing horse primarily as food but as a source of power and transportation.

It is nonsense to suggest that a horse cannot carry a person if the statement were true then more horses would never ever allow a human to mount up.

What is true is that not enough riders take care to make sure that the saddle fits the back of the horse properly.

Certainly I read about lots of young riders in the US buying English style saddles because the saddle was priced cheaply on the Internet. If the saddle doesn't fit the shape of the horses back, then it is worthless and potentially very costly in vet's fees.
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Depends on what sport your talking about, and there will never be just one person that is the best in the world.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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