1. jesus christ just look at that bit

    (Source: susandawes, via unhappyhorses)

  2. hazelwood-equestrian:










    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.

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  3. big-cat-network:

    The following statement is concerning the whole outdoor cat argument that has been going on for the past few days, please know that this is not meant as a personal attack on anyone. The following was written by admin Leopard and approved of by the rest of the network.

    Not normally my thing, but what a load of B S.

    Cats aren’t allowed outside because of danger to species?

    well holy shit and suck my wing wang, better lock all humans up in cages then.. i mean, they haven’t caused any dangers OR extinctions.

    yep…lock up the humans.

  4. myhunnyhendrix:

    That’s way too much bridle.

    what the actualy holy ducking shit fuck is this?!

    (Source: 3deventing, via badriders)

  5. thecityhorse:



    This is horse-tripping.  It is considered a great sport at rodeos across the US and Mexico.  Fast-moving horses like Thoroughbreds off the track and Arabians are bought cheap at livestock auctions and “rented out” for these events.  

    Horses are fast-moving animals with a high center of gravity and long, fragile legs.  Tripping ends in leg injuries, shattered limbs, dislocations, a rifle bullet out in back where the crowd can’t see.

    Before it was made illegal in California one feedlot owner leased out 75-100 horses a season to local events, the last year only 2 horses survived to the end.

    Horses sent on trucks to slaughter houses in Mexico are often diverted to these events, where they will go through this until they are too injured to run or until it’s time to get back onto the truck.

    Raise your voice.  Let it be known that horse tripping and slaughter are not acceptable. 

    Video:  http://youtu.be/qIBlz2ifQNs

    (Source) (Source)

    If you support this in any way then you can just hop right off my blog and go fuck yourself with a cactus.


    I’m always shocked to hear this is STILL a thing. 

    For fuck sake. HUMANS DISGUST ME!

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  6. badriders:

    The draw rein is even pulled through the throat latch…shocking and awful

    The sadness in that horses’ eye….

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  7. rollkuralert:

    oh sure, you’re riding in a curb bit but you still need a tie down. I don’t really get how people can combine things like that. then again I don’t understand the necessity of a tie down if you do it right and have the patience to allow the horse to learn how to get there

    ergh… such a pretty horse too

    (Source: showgirlglitz, via badriders)

  8. i hope he broke his neck!

    (Source: rowanberries, via badriders)


  9. theclassicalhorse:



    so… people are actually defending this stud:


    lyke omg so bootyful





    I strongly agree with the first comment. Most people that do not own/work with/are familiar with saddlebreds are VERY, VERY, VERY harsh on them. This is a fantastic example of a…

    Ummm i dont think you get the point of this post. If you think this stallion is an excellent example of the saddlebred, then please go away and never return.
    I love the breed and i will stand by the original type and body form. I will not condone and praise such ignorant breeding.

    That’s one of the worst conformation fuck ups ive seen

    (via badriders)

  10. badriders:






    This girl was eliminated because she was bitless, she still got to ride the course and after the judge told her she probably would have won the class if she had a bit.. 

    The horse world is so stupid

    Geez! That’s ridiculous!

    How sad, that the only allowed bitless bridle is the mechanic hackamore (on competitions)… The most harsh of all - it can easily break a jaw - the longer the shanks, the harsher it gets
    the irony is, that bitless bridles are’nt allowed (except for the hackamores) but for bridles with bit there is no Limit… as seen here :


    im actually pissed

    Some of these pictures don’t even go with the point you’re trying to make. Check the rules before and know what equipment is permitted.

    Well, except for the Thing in pic one which is not a real bit more an additional tool and pic 4 all these bit / bridle combinations are allowed on competitions, I don’t know what your prolem is ? The pont I’m trying to make is that it is absurd that the most soft bitless bridles aren’t allowed but some harsh bitless and nearly everything else is (on competitions).

    These poor horses. What is the world coming to?!

  11. - Child on hot blooded horse.
    - Martingale
    - over tightened flash
    - GAG bit, and on the lowest ring.

    Where is the sense, people?

    (Source: equinephotographs, via badriders)

  12. sophiestclair:

    NAYEL NASSAR at HITS Thermal week 5. I had the pleasure of interviewing the talented Nayel Nassar for Sidelines Magazine. He was so gracious to allow me to meet with him and grant us access to shoot him over several days. Photo creds as always to my awesome Dad, Bret St. Clair.

    Watch for the article in the May issue of Sidelines Magazine. Oh and were you aware that Sidelines has gone digital. Pick up your copy through the App Store today.

    Jesus christ…

    (via badriders)

  13. thesaddleseattruth:

    Hello! I use draw reins, chain saw bits, and tongue ties on my saddlebred. I love him so much and all of his action is natural.

    holy shit

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  14. Anonymous said: We (well the barn i take lessons at) have that bit too, what's so bad about it? Just because they can't open their mouth or? I've only seen it used on one horse though. I think it's cause he's so big and the others don't fit. And it's only for the lessons so yeah, idk. But what's so bad? Referring to the post about Bramble.

    That bit, not only does it have a long shank, adding double pressure on the horses mouth, but if you look at the mouth piece, it’s twisted. Put one in your mouth and yank, i neednt say more

  15. nice show of herd behaviour

    (Source: cowgirls-and-cowboys, via piaffe-passage)