[RC] tying to trailer - Laura Hayes
Howard wrote: <<<I've seen hundred mile horses tied up to their horse
trailer the entire w=
eekend before and after the ride. I'm sorry, but this bothers me a great=
deal, I don't care who the owner/rider is. The horse doesn't get a chan=
ce to move around at all except during the ride. Some of you may be conv=
inced that this is not a cruel thing to do and the safety value of it all=
is what's most important; I disagree.>>>
I always picket or if I can't (no trees, need the truck for something) I tie
to the trailer. I do 100 milers....BUT, as I said before, I walk my horse
every hour or so (even at night) and graze him/her for literally HOURS at a
ride. I also sleep with the window open on my side, where I can wake up and
shine my light on my horse at least a hundred times dring the night . Most
likely you will see my husband or myself walking, trotting or grazing around
camp ALOT. After all, it is the horse we are there for, right??? I enjoy
the social bit, but my horse comes FIRST- AMEN, end of soap box stand off.
Anything is cruel if not done RIGHT.
ps- Howard will you be at Gator Run? My husband is vetting and I am riding
all three days on my mare...she might be tied to my trailer some, though!!!
Laura Hayes AERC#2741
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