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Re: [RC] ginger for horses? - Kathy Mayeda

You have to be careful about accusing of ginger use.  There are horses
that travel with their tail flagged naturally. Beau is pretty much
flagged all the time at a trot or canter.  He would flunk a dressage
test because of this, though.  (After reading the post maybe that's
what you're posting about anyway...)

I would be suspicious of a horse standing with a flagged tail though!
Maybe this is what they were looking at?


On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 11:16 AM, Lynne Glazer <lynne.glazer@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Uh, that would be "Schneiders".
One year, Patti Bailey (Remington Steele) and I think Sherrie Lacey took out
a double page ad in Arabian Horse world featuring one of their Arabians
whose tail was flagged, and the headline was "Natural Ginger", decrying the
mistreatment.  It was daring, in its day.  Probably 10 years ago.
As a photographer, I must speculate that some people might use ginger for
use in sale photo sessions or showing horses for sale.  I don't get a lot of
show horse business, maybe because my attitude about the excessive clipping
and handler mistreatment is well known.  Can only hope that this breed gets
back to its roots as a versatile "using" horse, they have so much natural
ability and flair.
Keep on posting, Rusty.

On Feb 13, 2009, at 6:56 AM, D'Arcy Demianoff-Thompson wrote:

Maybe someone should send the 'rule' outlawing the use of ginger to
Schinders.  I for one am going to write them a note DEMANDING they remove
that from their label.  And we wonder why PETA does what they do!???  Thank
you, Rusty, for posting this.  It is appauling this use is even spoke of
today.   All in an effort to get a horse to have what would appear to be
'natural' tail carriage!  I have a clue!  Breed your horses to stallions
that have a NATURAL tail carriage for crying out loud.

Rusty, there is no rhyme or reason in the show industry.


On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM, Rusty <rusty@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

OK, so I went to the opening day of the Scottsdale Arabian show today. It
was late in the day and most of the activity was over but the shopping, I
proceeded to the Schinders tent to do some exploring. Standing in the row of
rub, lotions and lineament I saw a small jar and the cover said "Ginger
rub". Knowing ginger is an amazing natural product I was curious to the use
for it on horses, I picked it up and read – Use for tail carriage – apply to
rectum ten minutes before show time! OMG!

I will never understand this world of horse showing and the poor
unsuspecting horse with ginger on his a*^! I can't even get a crupper under
my guys tail, lol!

More stories to come for the world of over privileged riders and under
privileged horsesJ


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[RC] ginger for horses?, Rusty
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