Horse abuse
  • Petitioned American Quarter Horse Association

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American Quarter Horse Association

Horse abuse

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      Salt Lake City, UT

The 'new' AQHA Animal Welfare Commission is not new, it is merely a new publicity campaign on the old 2009 Commission that did nothing.

http://www.equisearch.com/news/aqha_welfare_011609/

The 'NEW' Commission is the direct and proximate result of a criminal complaint filed against the AQHA for sanctioning the abuse of the horse by E. Allan Buck.  Documentation was provided that clearly stipulated AQHA's actions and lack of actions that constitute sanctioned abuse of the horse, as well as, the criminal act of 'deceptive trade practices'.

The image is of a dressage horse that was injured within moments of this photo and the trainer is now criminally and civilly charged with torture and torment of the horse.  The method represented by the image does, as a material fact, represent abusive training methods used by AQHA trainers.

AQHA is a disgrace to the horse world, for they are smoke and mirror specialists, pretending to really care about the horse when the 'material facts' demonstrate they are concerned about the prestige and the money.

Abusive training techniques and results are what win under the banner of the AQHA and this is destroying the businesses of trainers who do not use such techniques.  AQHA and its governing members need to be held accountable in courts of law if they do not protect the horses from the sanctioned abuse that now exists.

American Quarter Horse Association is an international association. thus its influence is even greater than the United States Equestrian Association. It is hoped that by AQHA actually mandating the enforcement of the rules and regulations by stewards and judges and show managment, 'all' equine associations will follow the example and the competition horse will be protected from sanctioned abuse.

 

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    • jennifer thomas PINE KNOT, KY
      • over 2 years ago

      I Do not support any organizations actions that are supporters of horse slaughter such as the AQHA. A total re-structure of all Equine orgs. is in dire need. These people need to be accountable for their actions and put humane treatment First and Foremost instead of profit.

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    • Pat Sneed BALL GROUND, UNITED STATES
      • over 2 years ago

      Any abuse of any animal should be punishable in any court of law. Laws need to be stricter, abusers need to be held accountable, and any organization that condones abuse should be shut down. They are God's creatures. If the law don't hold you accountable for the abuse, God will.

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    • PAULA DENMON WAXAHACHIE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      BECAUSE THE AQHA IS A BUSINESS ORGANIZATION AND CARES NOT A WHIT ABOUT CRUELTY EVEN TO THE PRACTICE OF OVERBREEDING AND USING SLAUGHTER TO FIX THEIR PROBLEM. NO RESPECT FOR THEM. I rode with quality dressage trainers and instructors who would never allow this abuse.

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    • Suzan edwards MILFORD, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I use to show AQHA and when you had to be abusive and make a horse travel in an unnatural way I was out. Western pleasure is suppose to be 3 comfortable gaits for both horse and rider. There is nothing natural or comfortable for either in the show pen these days! What goes on in the stall and warm up arena before they enter the ring is appalling! I've seen it all. This needs to stop in all breed shows.

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    • Bev Dee SPARTANSBURG, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's cruel and inhumane. What else needs to be said?

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