Here I go again...On my journey's through tumblr and Pinterest this stuff crops up on too many a blog. Is it that hard to see how horrible this is? How blind and disconnected can you be to not see what is going on with the horses at the expense of a humans desire to compete? Why would you reblog this stuff? It is such a lack of connection with the suffering of another creature you say you love. You just cannot connect the dots on this kind of contradiction.
Researchers found that equestrian professionals appear to disagree with scientists on horses' head and neck positions....Ha! No surprise here Of course they don’t agree. If they did then they would have to stop being in the pockets of the top riders and reevaluate all they sanction and that means big money lost. Human desire and goals put before the well being of the animal. Even back yard amateurs do it every day.
'What Is Your Commitment?'...I wrote this article in 2012 but I thought it was time to resurrect it. As of late I have had many horse owners come to me with problems with their horses. Most of these problems are because human goals, wants and desires have been put before the well being of their horse. The article is about creating a commitment that becomes the foundation of all you do. Click to read.
This is a very young child, over mounted, over challenged hanging on for dear life on that angel of a horse. A much too severe bit with it's mouth clamped shut and it's head waaaaayyy behind the vertical. What happened to years and years in the saddle before you tackle anything remotely like this? For the sake of the horse and the child this kind of thing needs to stop.
Kinesio® tape, which adheres to horses and humans for three-to-five days, takes pressure off ‘pain receptors’ to provide immediate relief. More importantly, however, it facilitates and accelerates stem cell activity by creating space for that activity beneath the skin through the lift on the skin’s surface.
This has been going around lately and I have gotten some flack for my opposite view of this method. Not one I agree with. Here's the thing, I know the horse world well. I have been amongst these trainers and I have competed at the top. This method helps Clinton Anderson give a quick solution to his 'Clients' so they can deal with an issue without much skill. Regardless of whether it is good for your horse in the long run or not. Think before you follow.
Please stop spreading this picture around saying that TW movement is all natural. The industry is so fraught with abuse the courts are full with cases of abuse. You cannot justify what is done to these horses by showing one picture of a very young foal, probably baited, with no rider. Even within the industry people are beginning to take notice and numbers at events and shows are way down. The abuse is shocking.