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So y'all remember some weird nutty chick telling me that I was abusing my horses? The one that is against bits, spurs, shoes, whips, riding, and just about anything to do with horses? Well, she's back! She took some pics off my friend's page and put it in one of her albums. (Facebook)Here is the album description : "Examples of traditional equestrian "sport".
Many of these photos are collected from just, around. I do not necessarily own the rights to all of them, but hey...once they are online, they are fair game ;)I went to Mozart Festival, July 15, 2007, to watch the dressage performance with new eyes....If you see yourself or anyone else that you know in these photos, please take a closer look, not only at the photo, but at the motivation behind the actions in the photo."

If that isn't entertaining enough, check this out: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php...33534730241&set=a.18882245240.36585.689810240

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php...5240.36585.689810240&pid=1894660&id=689810240

Even her profile pic is ridiculous :lol::lol::lol:.......http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/hs1244.snc4/157498_689810240_7423864_n.jpg
 

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but guys, dont you know all the pretty ponies should run free across the land and have lots of pretty babies and never be touched by a human ever because thats NATURAL and thats how they want to live?
 

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Reminds me of another person who someone posted on here. She doesn't ride her horses, she owns a lot and keeps them all stalled at night, in pasture doing nothing during the day....believed riding was horrible.
That annoys me, you get a horse to ride it, not let it sit there and do nothing like it's somehow free cause it never gets ridden.
 

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Apparently everyone else thinks she's a little "off" too ;)
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...240.36585.689810240&pid=1894660&id=689810240#Yeah, I love how they use tie-downs, so the horse cant throw up his head for balance.

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Yeah, I love how they use tie-downs, so the horse cant throw up his head for balance.







Added December 23, 2007
    • Shaelynn Scovil Some use them to keep a horse from whacking u in the nose, too. My friend's ex got a broken nose once from it May 7 at 4:14pm ·

    • Annie Gillian Serves them right..this is awful...so brutal, so thoughtless. May 7 at 8:44pm ·

    • Beth O'neill i use a tiedown for the horses safty and my own Saturday at 11:15pm ·

    • Annie Gillian If it's unsafe for both horse and human, then perhaps the activity needs to be rethought.
      Why endanger a creature we love? Yesterday at 3:40pm ·

    • Beth O'neill how is it unsafe for the horse and rider?? My horses love running barrels so dont go bashing the people that do this when you dont do it yourself for even know about the sport! 23 hours ago ·

    • Jennifer Ryan Okay, so I used to run barrels as well, and I have seen many wrecks over the years. Tie downs do not allow the horse to properly use their natural balance to keep from falling in certain situations. That alone endangers both horse and rid...er. I can go anywhere on the internet and find videos and photos of horses going down around turns, and right into barrels, over barrels, and riders going down under their horses. Horses ARE NOT MADE for these sports. They just aren't. People created these games, with no honest consideration for the horse's health. Falls damage horses beyond belief. Spinal injuries, tendons, necks, hips, etc. Sometimes the damage will not be immediately apparent, but if a horse has a backache, or a neck problem, that is similar to one you might have, they cannot tell you. It settles in, you comntinue training, the problem goes deeper, and you don't know it until one day your horse is lame and eventually is retired early because they can no longer run fast enough. This is not directed at you, but it is a sad and undeniable truth for so many horses.
      I do not speak from inexperience Beth. I have many, many years experience to draw from. I have seen it, I have lived it, and I have learned and left it all behind for what I now see as right.See More
      22 hours ago · 1 personLoading... ·

    • Beth O'neill I agree the people that push their horses to the limit is not right and i dont. i dont make her do anythng she doesnt want to do. I can feel in the saddle when she is off balance just a little and i slow her down she tells me when i am asking to much and i respect her boundries. I dont go to practices and shows to win i do it to have fun with my horse. if we do a horrible run i dont care because we had fun if we didnt have a fast time i still thank her for the ride because we had fun. about an hour ago ·

    • Jennifer Ryan But have you ever really thought about what horses are born to do?
 

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Im glad all of you can control yourselves not to post nasty comments back, I'll probably be posting some lengthy, well-written posts back >.> pfft asking about if she ever thought about what her horse was really born for *rolls eyes* Yeah, they're bred for us as companions and things along those lines, it's not like they're snagged off an imaginary range and forced to do things, ha.

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I love that last comment...what were horses meant to do? Umm RUN!!! :)

Tell her to go join PETA
 

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Apparently everyone else thinks she's a little "off" too ;)
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Yeah, I love how they use tie-downs, so the horse cant throw up his head for balance.

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Yeah, I love how they use tie-downs, so the horse cant throw up his head for balance.







Added December 23, 2007
    • Shaelynn Scovil Some use them to keep a horse from whacking u in the nose, too. My friend's ex got a broken nose once from it May 7 at 4:14pm ·
    • Annie Gillian Serves them right..this is awful...so brutal, so thoughtless. May 7 at 8:44pm ·
    • Beth O'neill i use a tiedown for the horses safty and my own Saturday at 11:15pm ·
    • Annie Gillian If it's unsafe for both horse and human, then perhaps the activity needs to be rethought.
      Why endanger a creature we love? Yesterday at 3:40pm ·
    • Beth O'neill how is it unsafe for the horse and rider?? My horses love running barrels so dont go bashing the people that do this when you dont do it yourself for even know about the sport! 23 hours ago ·
    • Jennifer Ryan Okay, so I used to run barrels as well, and I have seen many wrecks over the years. Tie downs do not allow the horse to properly use their natural balance to keep from falling in certain situations. That alone endangers both horse and rid...er. I can go anywhere on the internet and find videos and photos of horses going down around turns, and right into barrels, over barrels, and riders going down under their horses. Horses ARE NOT MADE for these sports. They just aren't. People created these games, with no honest consideration for the horse's health. Falls damage horses beyond belief. Spinal injuries, tendons, necks, hips, etc. Sometimes the damage will not be immediately apparent, but if a horse has a backache, or a neck problem, that is similar to one you might have, they cannot tell you. It settles in, you comntinue training, the problem goes deeper, and you don't know it until one day your horse is lame and eventually is retired early because they can no longer run fast enough. This is not directed at you, but it is a sad and undeniable truth for so many horses.
      I do not speak from inexperience Beth. I have many, many years experience to draw from. I have seen it, I have lived it, and I have learned and left it all behind for what I now see as right.See More
      22 hours ago · 1 personLoading... ·
    • Beth O'neill I agree the people that push their horses to the limit is not right and i dont. i dont make her do anythng she doesnt want to do. I can feel in the saddle when she is off balance just a little and i slow her down she tells me when i am asking to much and i respect her boundries. I dont go to practices and shows to win i do it to have fun with my horse. if we do a horrible run i dont care because we had fun if we didnt have a fast time i still thank her for the ride because we had fun. about an hour ago ·
    • Jennifer Ryan But have you ever really thought about what horses are born to do?
the top comment is mine :mrgreen: so yeah, just blew my identity LOL but not like I care:lol:
 

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Wow I think it's pathetic that they are freaking out at the horse's facial expressions. Oh god he opened his mouth, he want's free >.>
 

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Here's another one...am I the only one who sees NOTHING wrong with this photo? Not to mention the horse is wearing protective boots and the rider is releasing enough to not even come close to hitting the horse in the mouth...but STILL she comes up with some crap to say about it...unbelievable lol...





http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150333534730241&set=a.18882245240.36585.689810240#All the horses weight plus the riders, is on one leg in this photo. Imagine doing that every day for 15 or 20 years. Talk about sore.

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All the horses weight plus the riders, is on one leg in this photo. Imagine doing that every day for 15 or 20 years. Talk about sore.







Added December 23, 2007
    • Alla Podkopaeva You forgot to mention the slack in the reins. Obviously, this rider has very light contact, which is why the only thing that's stopping the horses mouth from being wrenched open in the fact that its strapped together by the lovely flash noseband. December 23, 2007 at 9:11pm · Report

    • Annie Gillian Plus, the fact that bit guards are thought to be necessary to prevent sores and such???? How 'bout not yanking your horse about by his mouth? January 6, 2008 at 11:33pm · Report

    • Jennifer Ryan Another "use" for bit guards is to keep the snaffle from pulling through the horse's mouth. November 7 at 11:39pm ·

 
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