• Petitioned American Quarter Horse Association

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American Quarter Horse Association

Ban use of cruel training devices in warm-up areas at their horse shows

    1. Lee Earnshaw
    2. Petition by

      Lee Earnshaw

      Temple, TX

Quarter Horses are gentle, calm, willing to please, and the pride and joy of America. They don't understand why their riders are hurting them, even though they are doing what is asked of them. Some riders use leverage devices like draw reins through leverage bits to artificially slow the Quarter Horses' natural gait, the sole purpose of which is to make the horse easier and smoother to ride for humans. This combined method of leverage can place about 40 pounds of pressure to the horse's tongue and lower jaw, interferes with natural balance, the nuchal ligament of the neck, and restricts airways.

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    • Terje Solheim OSLO, NORWAY
      • over 2 years ago

      STOP ANIMAL CRUELTY !

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    • Ruth Serra CLEARWATER, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is total CRUELTY!!

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    • Edee Weigel HUNTLEY, MT
      • over 2 years ago

      I think that just riding with good old horsemanship is best for all concerned. If they are not allowed to use artifical tools... then it is a level playing field for all.

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    • Leita Stevens ANTIOCH, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is barbaric and unnecessary! The QH is bred to be quiet and docile, not a brainless drone. The use of such methods break these horses, mentally and physically. Give them a chance to show their intelligence instead of brow-beating them into submission. Stop allowing such barbarism in the warm-up ring.

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    • Sally Spencer NEWCASTLETON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      There is no sanity in what people are doing here cranking in the mouths and heads of these beloved horses who are custom bred and trained to put up with so much abuse, lack of consideration and compassion. Please get real people and stop using these horses to inflate your egos and false sense of achievement. Give your horses a chance and opportunities to work with you as true partners. That would be an achievement!

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