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!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

TWHBEA= The Torture Whipping Hurting Beating Equines Association

I really try to move on past my dislike of the TWH industry. I know that there are other areas within the equine industry that need my attention and public denouncement. But every time I try to get past it I stumble upon more crap on Youtube that just sends me into a rage. I’ve touched on the TWH bunch in several previous blogs

Previous blog July 2008

Previous blog November 2009

Previous blog April 2011

I swear, it’s like following Lindsey Lohan around. You only have to wait a short time and then next big screw up falls right in your lap. In a time when PETA is in every glossy magazine and even HSUS has a facebook page I find it staggering that this crap is still going on in public places. There are people who cheer this crap on! Who are these sickos?

Mississippi Charity Horse Show 2011: I can only hope that the charity if for rehabbing these poor abused horses. There is no section of society so stricken that it needs charity based on the abuse and torture of animals.

A show for horse abusing asshats trainers that highlights that some people can be paid to be abusive assholes and still show their face in public. Makes you wonder what they’d do if a burning building full of puppies needed their help.

2011 WHAT National Trainers Show

It obvious that this type of abuse isn’t new, although it has been refined to a degree. This video is from the early 80s and it is a shining example of how far people are willing to go to get the artificial gaits needed to win in the show ring.

Horse Abuse

This crap needs to stop. It’s as abusive as the shit Michael Vick pulled. The only reason it continues is because horses are not vocal in their pain like dogs are. If every horse that entered the ring was groaning and whinnying in pain this shit would be over. This crap has gone on far too long and it is unbelievable that people actually try to defend it. I hear enablers and their spawn women and kids trying to justify using chains on a horse; it’s like a bangle bracelet. Really? Put some mustard on your ankles, add an 8 ounce chain and run around all day and night in six inch heels and see how you fucking feel about bangle bracelets. I can’t wear heels for an hour without wanting to kill myself, I can’t imagine having them nailed to my feet. And the whole tail bracing thing. WTF is up with that? Aren’t we past the age when nicking a horse and bracing his tail is acceptable? If you want your horse’s tail to fly up then make him happy, not miserable.

Previous Blog about Tails 2008

The AAEP came out against soring in 2008 and it’s still practiced. Why?

AAEP statement

Equus has been bitching since 2004.

Equus Soring Article

Enough is enough people. This shit is not going to stop by playing nice. It’s not going to be “cured” by the USDA. It is only going to stop when the people that oversee the USDA and every other organization are publicly humiliated. Write them, catch them on tape, post videos, contact every news agency in America and hammer away at the matter. This is YOUR breed, stop letting the public image, and that of every respectable owner, be tarnished by the animal abusing assholes exhibitors in the ring.

Let the Tennessee Governor know how you feel!
Contact Governor Bill Haslam

Contact Tennessee Elected Officials:
Elected Officials

I cannot do it alone. Those of you within the breed have to work to get this done.

There are resources, and people, that want to see an end to this abuse. Contact them and get involved. Be prepared to fight and fight hard. The horse deserves your help.

For the TWH blog

FTWH Facebook


National Walking Horse Association

Friends of Sound Horses

So get your bangle and high heel wearing butts out there and save this horse!