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    ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

    This is a discussion on ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing within the Entertainment forums, part of the Community channel category; Nothing new......

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      Re: ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

      Nothing new...


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      Re: ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Hmmm...

      So whilst I appreciate your sentiments, the truth is that if humans don't have a need or desire for such animals, then they have no requirement to encourage them to breed. It they don't breed then the whole species will become extinct, with perhaps a handful kept in the local Zoo.
      I hardly think that horses need encouragement from humanity to breed - they're not pandas.
      Like any other species, all they need is a suitable environment to live in, which is the pandas problem.

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      Whilst the horses do not appreciate the aspect of betting, many do love to run. If they didn't then you would have to treat them by whipping and other brutal means. All this leaves scars, physical and mental. If that were the case then you'd see them very clearly.



      This is simply unacceptable now and the whips used are actually very light.
      Hmm silly me, i forgot that if left to their own devices horses will choose to have big lumps of metal in their mouths & leather straps all over them.
      And carry something on their backs, yanking them this way & that whilst kicking them in the ribs.

      The actual races are the only part of the 'sport' that the public gets to see.
      Seriously, no horse will choose to run to the point of exhaustion or risk breaking bones by jumping obstacles for fun & nor would one be persuaded to had it only ever known those whips & boot heels to be ticklish.

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      Re: ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

      Strangely they DO enjoy it. Running that is. And many do enjoy carrying people.
      I don't ride, but I have lived around farms and racing/hunting for most of my life and I have seldom seem an unhappy horse.
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      Re: ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

      Strangely they DO enjoy it.
      I think that is borne out by the fact that many horses, after they have unseated their rider, continue to run and jump the obstacles. Quite a few riderless horses have 'won' the Grand National'. There are three horses in the field behind my house, harness racers actually. They very often, all three of them for no apparent reason, gallop at full speed across the field. These are harness racers, who are trained to trot, but obviously enjoy a full speed gallop every now and again.

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      Re: ITV set to become new broadcaster for racing

      Only times I have ridden a horse they had bit-less bridles, seems pretty common, and a gentle tap with the stirrup was all that was needed Maybe I was just lucky to get good horses, but they were certainly well looked after and their grooms loved them to bits.
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