A Big Step Forward for Ending Big Lick

Original Article

USEF Bans Action Devices for Gaited Horses

By Pat Raia • Jan 25, 2013 • Article #31268


Kitsu’s Commentary on it!

For a long time horses have been being knowingly tortured. Between “soring” (intentionally harming the animals so that they’ll lift their legs higher), attaching massive shoes to the feet (to exaggerate the gait without caring about the longterm damage to the animal) Big Lick horses live rough lives. Just so that they can make a mockery of the smooth way of going the breed is intended to have.

Just check out this video to see the useless way these animals are made to move! There’s nothing of what they were in that!

And now the USEF has banned soring outright, along with all “action devices” designed to annoy the animals into walking funny.

It will be interesting to see what SHOW (The organization trying to protect these depraved practices. Ironically, the acronym means “Sound Horses, Honest Judging, Objective Inspections, Winning Fairly”) does. They claim that the HPA (Horse Protection Act) permits the devices they use to get the unnatural gait, and seem to take issue with having to actually exhibit animals moving naturally.