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  • Is riding horses cruel?

    Profile photo of phoebeanne123

    Over a year ago

    I was wondering if riding horses is cruel. I know horse-pulled carriages are horrible, but what if you have a companion animal horse and you take great care go him/her? Is it bad to take them out for trail rides every so often so they get exercise? Thanks.

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  • Profile photo of carmelita

    Over a year ago

    If the horse seems like he likes it or doesn’t mind being ridden, then it’s okay. But if your horse hates it then no. If you ride a horse just be sure not to do harsh rides or when the temperature outside is above 100 degrees. Because we wouldn’t do that to our cats and dogs right? Thanks for asking.

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  • Profile photo of NicoleLynne

    Over a year ago

    LOL, I don’t know what you do. You could hit your horse harder then you say & of course I can’t take your word that’s exactly why I decided to intervene.

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  • Profile photo of Ttelracs

    Over a year ago

    @Nicole

    I agree completely. People just assume “oh, its called a whip, so clearly the only way it could ever possibly be used is to whip an animal!” No. As a matter of fact, I know NOBODY who does that with a whip. You can’t just not even respond to our reasoning and say “nope its cruel you are being defensive”. If I tapped a horse on the shoulder, would you report me to the police? No. If I tapped a horse on the shoulder with a whip, is that any worse? NO.

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  • Profile photo of annie-l

    Over a year ago

    Hey all,

    Please remember to be nice to each other on the boards or we’ll have to take the post down.

    ~Annie from peta2.

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  • Profile photo of NicoleLynne

    Over a year ago

    I don’t think so, & I’m not trying to argue I just feel what I feel & I’m not trying to prove anyone wrong either but PETA even had said different from you & to be honest that’s their thing so really it’s just you two on here defending the use of a whip. Oh and you are only providing some things that try & make you seem like your not doing nothing when wrong, when there is plenty out there that shows different but I don’t have to show it to you I’m sure you already know about them.

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