That was my point.
We do all kinds of things with our horses and someone somewhere will think what they do is fine, what others do stupid or dangerous or, oops, even abusive.
You know, if BL is truly abusive in itself, yes, it should go.
If it is just different, but not any more abusive than jumping or prancing around on it's behind in dressage or spinning silly in reining or turning inside out cutting or flying wide out in racing or whatever, if it is just different than what we do, that in itself, if they ride like constipated ducks in hunter classes, or hunchbacks in BL, well, who cares other than the judge?
If there is abuse anywhere, work to stop the abuse, but let the people that like to do whatever with their horses do it, if we like it or not.
If nothing else, because there is someone, somewhere, that will not like what WE do with OUR horses also and, if we keep others from doing what they want just because WE DON'T LIKE IT, THERE!, well, you can't really expect not to be next.
Look at what those do that you don't like what they do are doing.
Ask the right questions if it is abuse or not.
If it is not really abuse, real abuse, not taken out of context idea of what abuse is, like "riding a horse is abuse in itself", well, if it is not abuse, like soring clearly is and that already is illegal, as now the question is if stacks, that are already regulated and inspected are abuse themselves or not and that will be eventually determined, lets shake our heads, say as much as we want that we don't like it, but let them enjoy their horses as they wish, even if that is walking funny.
It really should not be up to us to say what others can and can't do to enjoy themselves and their horses.