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post #11 of 14 Old 01-10-2017, 01:50 AM
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Well, you sort of are attacking people by insinuating through your campaign that anyone who keeps their horse stalled for large periods of time or uses a bit needs their horse rescued.
Some places don't have space to turn out. High density, high population area. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe in the UK it's common to have horses stable for a season, then move to another property to be spelled. I've known some horses who straight up preferred their stalls. I don't keep my horses like this, but there are you worse things out there providing they get have had years to socialize growing up, regular exercise, an open stable design, and are maintained in good health.
Bits do not cause pain by default. If anyone who uses a bit for more than 10 years is a bad trainer... Then you've just insulted a lot of famous, well respected professionals of many disciplines, plus many of us here.
I've personally had to rescue a horse from a pasture home where they rode with halters.
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okay story about the 10yr trainer thing. was at a riding school; for a cheeky little nose. this guy ripping the crap out of the horses mouth, so i told him he didnt need to pull so hard if he'd worked the horse as well as he thought he wouldnt have to fight the horse so much ... again to me its a sign of insecurity so famous or not it's how i feel.. and i dont think so, like i wont be putting any horse in a stall. again as i said theyre not these great woeful things of pure evil, but a horse kept away for 20hrs is a bored horse who will eventually get depressed and anxious. but a horse in pasture kept in pasture can establish himself in a herd high or low, and have the security ALL horses want why because they're prey animals who feel safer in herds. . i'm not here causing trouble im not attacking anyone i'm saying how i see it and how i feel about it; you can use a bit you may be a really good rider, who can use a bit properly without hurting your horse - however in more cases than not its not the case.
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post #13 of 14 Old 01-10-2017, 02:09 AM
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Bits, when used correctly, aren't about pain but subtlety in my opinion.

My experience with my horse and bitless riding has been that signals I give bitless are quite confusing. Holding the bitless bridle in my hands I feel pressure in a range of areas and very little difference between my aids. Its fine for steer and stop but, in my experience, not much else.

My bit on the other hand has been chosen to suit my horses mouth and be comfortable. It has independant side action so he can feel just the lift of one rein. He goes better and calmer in it than anything else.

I agree with minimising stalls however I don't know if your way of going about it is best. Charities often have a kind of bad reputation in the horse world and people are only going to support you if you are well known and regarded in the local horse community.

Maybe a better idea would be to develop an organisation that offers affordable paddocks for agistment, perhaps linking up land owners and horse owners or providing an affordable management service. Also, linking in with good trainers, bitless and otherwise, to provide accessible and affordable lessons to new owners.
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post #14 of 14 Old 01-10-2017, 02:14 AM
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Moderator's note:

thread is closed for review. and Yes, fund raising on Horse Forum is against the rules, even if for a very good cause, human or equine.

the link to the fundraising site has been removed.
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