Friday, May 27, 2011

Day Twenty Six: 30 Day Horse Challenge

Day Twenty Six: Your biggest riding pet peeve.

I wish I had more time and energy to go into a lot of detail here, but I'm just so tired. Basically my biggest pet peeve is the abuse of horses to win ribbons and money. There are cruelties committed in almost every discipline such as rollkur in dressage, rapping in jumping, soring in gaited shows, etc. The list goes on and on. I hope we've moved beyond some of it, but we still have a long ways to go. There are other things too such as breeding mares every single year and keeping stallions locked away in stalls away from all equine contact. It all bothers me, but this said riding pet peeves lol so I'll just leave all of that alone. :) I just wish people cared more about the horses than the money and I'm so happy I have all of my blog buddies who feel the way I do.

1 comment:

  1. I've been reading alot about the abuses lately, and the horrific equipment that is allowed, especially the bits. I've been out of the horse "business" for a while now, and I have never even heard of some of the things they are using now. It hasn't been that long (in my young mind) but geeez! Yeah, I'm with ya sista!


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