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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
    It gets worse here are the 2 year olds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuqN9n4RF4Y

    Why are people not putting pressure on them to get rid of this abusive class is beyond me!

    Compare to light shod http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b41iobm3ps

    and light shod show

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rwW4bQvnJ0
    The light shod ones are evidently better but even them... I'm sorry.

    That 'sport' is not for me.


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    Btw, I'm sorry this ended up in the Dressage forum, that was an "oops" on my part! I meant to put it in Off Course but I happened to be here when I hit the "New Thread" button; I didn't realize it was in this forum until after the fact. Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    OMG he can canter

    http://youtu.be/-kSmWhs0FuQ
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    Thank you everyone who shared videos! Interesting how much different the riders positions looked in the old examples. The horses look much smoother when the rider isn't all hunched up (how did that ever start?). The grey shown cantering outside looked like a blast on trails!

    Re: the original video. Wonder how making a horse move that extremely affects their long term soundness? Seems like it would be very hard on the horses.
    Work - feed - ride - shovel poop - repeat.



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    L2J, I don't get the impression "soundness," long or short term, at all figures into the decision calculus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxf111 View Post
    L2J, I don't get the impression "soundness," long or short term, at all figures into the decision calculus.
    Yes, I look at that original video and can't imagine asking a horse to do that even for a month of training and having it stay sound (Of course if it moved like that I don't know if I could tell). It makes me cringe watching their back legs.
    Work - feed - ride - shovel poop - repeat.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIOMI1 View Post
    It gets worse here are the 2 year olds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuqN9n4RF4Y

    Why are people not putting pressure on them to get rid of this abusive class is beyond me!


    Half that class was lame behind, buckling under the weight of their riders.

    I just do not understand

    Where is the empathy?

    Why get into horses if you do not love them?

    This is right up there with "I beat her because I love her". F'ed up people that have no sense of compassion, and have lost sight of right from wrong.


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    You know the human race actually makes me sick. The dark grey with the blob
    on his back looked like it was seriously in pain. The back end was almost crouched.
    Sickning, and i dont care who disagrees.
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    There is no "big lick" in Canada, so watching Walkers here is quite pleasant. They tend to be bred to be smooth and sensible rather than flashy, and are marketed more for trails/hunting. Nice breed when more moderate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHT View Post
    There is no "big lick" in Canada, so watching Walkers here is quite pleasant. They tend to be bred to be smooth and sensible rather than flashy, and are marketed more for trails/hunting. Nice breed when more moderate.
    The ones here are for trail riding no one shows in this area and so they are big and put together very well. Bred for looks and endurance and strength.

    I am riding a cross now http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=n5qy60&s=6 that is just sweet as pie! I cant imagine him doing that

    They will lie and say they GO like that without the training but Ive ridden quite a few and can say that is NOT the case! If you let them early they will trot and if you train them to gait they will gait but none of them will be quite so big moving without "help'.
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    I have a very uneducated question...are these horses permanently screwed up? Or are there rescues out there who can take these guys (once they'reretired or done showing), and let them back down, both physically AND mentally. So they can go on to be normal, happy horses? Makes me sick



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post
    OMG he can canter

    http://youtu.be/-kSmWhs0FuQ
    Well, that was refreshing and how to rock the overalls!

    I couldn't help but notice the lack of women showing the "champion" freaky movers. Is this mostly a guy thing?



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    Yes, a creepy guy thing!


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    Nauseated!

    Horses do NOT move like this in on their own.
    Not even these big lick horses! UGH! What a horror show! I wonder how long their bodies hold up doing this perversion of gaits last before they are put out, broken and crippled, in the back 40 and starved to death or pawned off on some unsuspecting person who does not know better!

    Such a nice breed with so much more to offer than this bastardization of riding.

    Maybe the breeders will wake up and realize they could get FAR more money for their horses if they sold them as dressage, equitation, eventing and nice trail horses.

    But wait, that would require training with knowledge not gadgets!
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    my god those poor horses.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alicen View Post
    Well, that was refreshing and how to rock the overalls!

    I couldn't help but notice the lack of women showing the "champion" freaky movers. Is this mostly a guy thing?
    No, it isn't. Women show these horses in padded classes as much as men do.

    The men tend to dominate the 'champion' classes, the 'major' classes, per se. And they are more prone to the slouch.

    I will say as a rider of a normal TWH there is something about the motion that does tend the rider to slouch and collapse forward like that. Couple that tendency with the desire to encourage the judge to think the horse is so 'deep' behind that you have to lean forward to stay with him...well....



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    Quote Originally Posted by talkofthetown View Post
    I have a very uneducated question...are these horses permanently screwed up? Or are there rescues out there who can take these guys (once they'reretired or done showing), and let them back down, both physically AND mentally. So they can go on to be normal, happy horses? Makes me sick

    The answer is, it depends.



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    Quote Originally Posted by katarine View Post


    I will say as a rider of a normal TWH there is something about the motion that does tend the rider to slouch and collapse forward like that.
    perhaps so comfortable you want to nod off?

    (and i mean that purely in a good way--the flat shods look very comfy to ride.)



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    What katarine said.

    I had a nice TWH who was shown as a stallion - flatshod, TG! - for 6 years.
    I got him as a recently-gelded 10yo and being totally ignorant of gaited horses, had a learning curve to deal with before I got him relaxed and not breathing fire whenever my leg touched him or I tried taking up some contact.

    I'd had him maybe 6mos when I had my dressage trainer come for a lesson.
    I brought him out and her first question was "Wouldn't you like to longe him first?"
    A year later she ran into us at a schooling show and could not believe it was the same horse.

    BTW: the people who put on that show were kind enough to include 2 Gaited Dressage classes for me & a friend with her Morgan cross.
    I had called first to ask if we could do classes w/o being judged.
    The judge actually scored me higher in my first class, then called me over to ask about the gaits called for in the test.
    Luckily a friend had come to watch and brought with her a friend of hers who raised TWH for dressage and had a champion stallion.
    This lady told the judge what to look for and consequently my 2nd test was lower-scored : (

    So yes, it is possible depending on the horse, the way he was "trained" for TWH classes and how much physical damage can be undone.
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    Some people are trying to stop the Big Lick. Here is a VERY long thread in Off-Course about it:

    http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...Update-post-1*


    If you read the last few pages there is a new rule through the USEF that the BL can't be held on the same grounds with a USEF show and BL classes are being eliminated from several shows or the shows are being canceled.

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