Did anyone see what fuglyblog posted today???????
I HATE western. HATE HATE HATE.
I have never seen one GOOD thing come out of western riding. Every single horse I have seen being ridden western is either, broken, sore in the mouth/back or way too f-ing hyper.
If there are some good western horses out there, please, do show me because I HATE seeing a horse SO broken that they cannot properly canter .
Those poor creaturs will never be the same, being trained with gimmicks and falsehoods. They never know what its like to be free in their gaits; forced to crawl along in a hop along canter and shuffling trot. They deaden their tail and tie their heads high so they cant hol dthem up by themselves anymore.
Barrel racers horses mouths are ripped to shreds...too f-ed up to be calm in any circumstance...
OMG I could go on and on, but the W. Pleasure/Hunter world is one that I would lOVE to see dissapear.
OK, rant, done.
Don't even get me started on other show horses...soring, heavy shoes, chains...god.