fightingforanimals:

At the end of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, studies show:

  • Between 90% to 100% of the horses will have bleeding lungs, with 56% having the blood pushed up through in their windpipe and in severe cases, out their nose (exercise induced pulmonary haemorrhaging)
  • Approximately 86% will be suffering from stomach ulcers, due to not being given the opportunity to naturally graze and level out their hydrochloric acid secretion which is produced throughout the day in grazing animals. (Race horses are kept in stables up to 22hrs a day and only fed 2-3 times daily.) 
  • Most will end up being killed for dog food at a knackery (horse abattoir) when they are no longer financially viable
  • The horses in the race would’ve been of the roughly 30% bred for the racing industry which “made it”. The remaining 70% would’ve already have been killed, simply because they couldn’t run fast enough or for sustaining an injury from being physiologically pushed too young and/or too hard.


18,000 horses are killed each year as the result of horse racing in Australia.

Please reconsider your support of this industry.

For more info such as citations and references - as well as further truths associated with the industry, check out:
http://www.horseracingkills.com/ 
Coalition for the Protection of Racehorses

Please help. 

(via astheseasonchange)

astheseasonchange:

dressageclassics:

Horse: Borencio

Rider: Emmelie Scholtens

This picture kinda bothers me, on surface it is beautiful but all I can see is resistance, the gaping mouth, tight flash and swishing tail. Not what I would call a comfortable horse.

Horse is pulling in the front, heavy on the forehand, rider is braced against horses mouth, tired and listless eye…So sad this is what we see too often.

astheseasonchange:

theofficialhorseaddict:

Exactly what I thought…:D

I don’t care who you are, if you ride like then I will judge.

My thoughts exactly.

heartofhorselords:

attempting a terre-a-terre

Please someone stop her from doing this to any horse again. 

fairhorsemanship:

NEW ARTICLE ON WELFARE - http://www.fairhorsemanship.com/articles-general/good-welfare-is-more-than-a-shiny-coat/ I thought this was appropriate after the pictures that have been circulating all over facebook of Adelinde Cornelissen who took 4th place in the World Equestrian Games.

Thank you for making and sharing this. 

winddrinkers:

Beijing BHF

(Falcon BHF x Felisha BHF)

Beautiful.

(via naturalequestrian)

vintagequestrian:

Munich 1972 Olympics, individual show jumping medalists.

See you can win and ride a huge course without huge amounts of stuff all over your horses faces and harsh bits.  

(via riding-blind)

thesaddleseattruth:

If you think THIS is natural…

image

then why do you:

  • put yearlings in bitting rigs on the long lines and break 2 year olds into saddle?
  • use heavy shoes and neglect hoof care by allowing crazy high heels and toe flares?
  • deny your horses turnout and space to just be a horse?
  • deny your…

theclassicalhorse:

hazelwood-equestrian:

jumperturns:

usshowjumping:

3quus:

my-love-bravo:

kimblewick:

bluejacketjumper:

sarahh-07:

vodkatiny:

ridingthescree:

fucking animal abuse

This is the ugliest, sloppiest jumping I have ever seen in my life.

What is this girl doing with her life 😳 even her hair is a freaking mess
What a saint of a horse

for when we feel like bad riders….  I agree with sarah… what a treasure of a horse

Please get off his mouth and stop yanking him around then hitting him with the whip, ugh

That was gross. Someone slap me if I ever look like that.

Honestly I hate seeing riders at the Grand Prix level do this shit. It’s dangerous, unprofessional, and really doesn’t showcase the good in our sport.

someone needs to teach this chick what an independent seat is

oh god it hurts

Pulley reins, chicken elbows, LITERALLY HOLDING ON TO HER HORSE’S FACE TO STAY ON, unstable seat…this horse is incredibly tolerant.

Wow

classicalequestrian:

ridingthescree:

legit question can i report this blog for promoting animal abuse
i don’t think i’ve ever reported a blog before but no. just no.

Yes. Yes you can. And okay actually I was thinking to myself “no one actually supports rollkur right? I mean it’s so obviously terrible I can’t imagine.” But haha I was wrong. I’ll report as well and ask all my followers to also report.

classicalequestrian:

ridingthescree:

legit question can i report this blog for promoting animal abuse

i don’t think i’ve ever reported a blog before but no. just no.

Yes. Yes you can. And okay actually I was thinking to myself “no one actually supports rollkur right? I mean it’s so obviously terrible I can’t imagine.” But haha I was wrong. I’ll report as well and ask all my followers to also report.

(via theclassicalhorse)