Lets take this blog to the next level

If you have a photo of crappy show riding, know of a jerkwad trainer or judge, or someone in the show world that is an abusive piece of shit then send the info to me. This blog is not anti-showing, it's anti-abuse. So there is no truth to the claims from the TWH, ASB, western pleasure and dressage zombies that I'm trying to shut showing down. Instead I'm trying to make showing more honest and to get abusive practices out of the showring! Email me at shameinthehorseshowring@gmail.com

I have a request for my readers: If you have successfully rehabbed a show horse, or gotten a rescue and taken it on to a show career then let me know, I'd love to feature you here!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Western pleasure or torture, you be the judge..

I've tried to come up with something good to say about Western Pleasure and I just can't. I don't like the age of the horses being ridden, it don't like the stiff movement, canted posture, low heads, dead tails or miserable faces.
I deplore the lack of equitation that the trainers seem to promote. When did this stupid leaning back posture come into being? It looks ridiculous and makes the trainer look like he's being blown off the horse. I don't see it in non-stock breeds, so it has to be something the Qh/App/Paint people came up with.

Ok people, tell me your WP stories, past and present, and maybe we can track down why this sport is the joke of the stock horse industry.