Equine Judges &
the parents of horse abuse
is obvious that
the horse world and the interests of most horsemen haves changed immensely
in the last hundred years. The practical usage of horses has diminished,
as the horse has increasingly become the object of entertainment, predominantly serving to
satisfy our vanities.
Most so-called “horse lovers” lack the imagination to find fun things to do with their horses and that without submitting their “equine achievements” to some sort of competition that is rated by a judge, they would find the horse entirely useless.
We as human beings are obsessed with the concept of law to the
extent that we even enforce it on the free creature that has served us
usefully for over five millennia, i.e. the horse.
In the advanced countries it is the various equine organizations
and predominantly the judges that are responsible
for the suffering of the equine species. The requirements of each riding discipline are contrived
to only support the interests of a particular equine organization. The
people who are appointed as judges exclusively promote the interests of
their organization. The obvious objective of these equine organizations is
self-promotion and has nothing to do with the interest of horses or the
disciplines that they represent.
Over all, the equine industry opened the doors to great marketing
potentials. More and more lies and misinformation are published and
propagated by equine organizations to attract more people and to become
bigger, richer and more powerful. This can be seen for example in the
American Quarter Horse Association, who prides itself in being the largest
equine registry (separate subject).
Many of good horse breeds have disappeared from the earth as the
use for them has diminished, yet at the present time there are more
horse breed's registries than ever before. The "breed
preservation" hysteria seems to be popping up everywhere in the last
decade and so do various new equine organizations.
The influence of judges carries great weight in what we do with horses today and is responsible for most of the horse abuse and misuse.
observed one of the European dressage shows; where by some miracle there
were a couple of descent riders (which made me believe that there is still
some hope). These two riders were by far the best in that show and the
performance of their horses was almost unique. Unbelievably, neither rider
had placed! One may ask why, but the answer is obvious and stares us in
The truth is self-evident and it is clear that the people taking
part in these activities, particularly the judges, are no horsemen.
Unfortunately, they mislead the trusting and unsuspecting people who enjoy
horses and like to do something with them. Many of the famous riders and
teachers (hustlers) are leading the way, as their main concern is their
image in the eyes of the horse public that will later on buy various
equine (mostly silly) products named after them.
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is the purpose if this?!
Who really needs a big heart
in this picture? Men have reasons, mostly fame and money, but why is the
|Wouldn't they be better off than the horses above? Did you notice that all the anti-horse-abuse propagations target primarily the slaughter houses, while completely avoiding the real abuse issues which actually put them there? Why? Well, if you want to make it in the horse world today, make sure that you do not alienate any of the famous people or organizations!|
Written by Ludvik K Stanek a.k.a Lee Stanek