i connect the dots,so here are some of the dots.
Dick,wm aka buddy,twh industry violation 99, Federal case in 99 with 8mo suspension,industry voilation again in 2000,unilateral sore in 2002.
now here is the dots connection,Rodney Dick scar rule (2) 98 unilateral sore (3) 1998,unilateral sore 2001 scar rule in 2002 unilateral sore in 2004 and in 2005 than just this yr he was sited with a BAD IMAGE, could this be part of Bradley's family history.just connecting the dots.
can the TWH go back to 1935,and regain the respect it should have had for these past 40 yrs.
its a matter of public record folks
Color not surprised, aarpaso. :no:
Nobody appointed you anything.
I just get disgusted with the folks who try and turn the discussion away from the central issue. It's not about you, me, BD, the Preacher, Cordial, or any other person. Comments like yours make it about the persons.
And I just hate whining.
*Of course "wining" is perfectly acceptable. :)
Senator Robin Webb(KY-D) who was quite vocal at the recent TWHBEA meeting owns the Performance horses Air Force One and Showstopper. They showed at the NCWHA Championship show in Fletcher NC 10-4-12. Both horses got Scar Rule violations. :no:
Well, I would like to see the rest of the class walk correctly - and not artificially. What is “correct” and wins is gut wrenching to watch to most educated horsemen (the ones not in trenched in this culture).
No cut tails
I could never, ever imagine doing any of those things to a horse I loved. Horses get sore from a bad trim setting them at bad angles - these stacks basically put the horse's coffin bone in laminitis stance. You do not have to pour acid or purposely bruise the soles of a horse to make it sore.
What has to be done to, strapped onto, and trained into these horses to “walk correctly” for big lick is just sickening.
I applaud anyone for bring attention to the plight of the Tennessee Walker.
I have a lady I showed against for years (and lost to, not ashamed to admit it) that has a pasture full of babies-still on the mare babies-that walk better than CW. Big overstrides, good lift in the front, head nodding, walk a hole in the ground babies. Those babies are the real deal.
OH, Gnalli, I was so with you until the saddle BS.
If they can show them in a cutback, or a western saddle- and it's a walking horse, whyowhycan't they show him in a dressage saddle? It's just a saddle.
I show my TWH in gaited dressage and I've had countless people (trotting horse people) approach me to compliment his turnout and demeanor, AND to say some variant of 'I didn't know they could gait w/o all of that crap on their feet.' Different horses do different jobs representing the breed. I just wish I felt that CW was a representation of TWHs, not his owner's ego.
Agree that CW does not epitomize the ideal smooth moving big sweepy moving TWH. He's a pretty color and very kind, obviously, but no, he's not anywhere close to a top quality flat shod horse. It's too bad; The breed could use a legitimate ambassador without all the posturing and the baggage. It is a detriment to the breed that it's loudest 'advocate' is ... a loudmouth LOL
I really do not care if the horse was competitive in that freak show. I hope the media stays on this - and the abuse these horses endure comes to an end.
And that includes stacks.
it amazizas me how some post are ignored while others are picked apart by the big lickers.aren't you interested in the truth?
sore is sore and sound is sound.
You can't police what is commented on, AARPaso.
I'm not a big licker, FWIW. I own three keg shod TWHs/SSHs. The only showing I do is gaited dressage.
Sore is sore and sound is sound but wrong itself comes in many....flavors.
did i say any name i just made a statement.or did i ask a question HMMMM
the only police needed are the ones that should have done their job and arrested Chad Way for what was done to IRONWORKS Tin Man at the celebration.
The 11 Tennessee District Attorneys General asked to do their job.
Word is that the Missouri State Fair is considering elimination of TWH Performance classes from its annual show because USEF is threatening to pull its rating from the show if big lick horses are allowed.
If the "word" is true - it is good to read. Professional horsemen standing up and openly rejecting and shunning any association with the stacking crew has been too long in coming. And IMO it has been the missing force needed to shut this cruelty down - for good.
Personally, I want a dressage saddle for me to piddle around in because they look so comfy.