33 Replies to “Is Horse Riding Cruel? Is It Vegan?”

  1. I'm vegetarian not vegan, but Who says, "My horse loves having a bit!"? And people DON'T RIDE DOGS BECAUSE DOGS ARE WAY TO SMALL!!!!! If my horse really doesn't want me to be on her, I end up on the ground. Also from 1:48 this only apply's to one discipline, horse racing, do you know how many disciplines there are in the equestrian world? You are only focusing on some groups of bad equestrians, you can't generalize that this is the whole sport. You could have titled the video is Horse Racing Vegan? or Are bits Vegan?

  2. Comment by Martine Brie (yes i copyed to spam it again .-.)
    I think you only put the bad things in front. When you are talking about
    riding, you only show pictures of bad riding. You never mentioned what
    the muscles does for the back if you ride in a good way. You never
    mentioned what the principle forward-down in dressage does for the back.
    You show pictures of people pulling on their reins but that's not horse
    riding. Their are also ways to ride without a bit or even without
    bridle. You never mentioned what a good sadle does, what correct
    training does, what the combination of natural horsemanship and riding
    does. Horse riding is more than what you see in the first place. I don't
    assume bad riding doesn't excist and I truely know there is more bad
    than good riding but you see it really in black and white. you assume
    every rider is the same, well believe me, that's not the fact. If you do
    some more effort and get more experience in this, you will maybe see
    the difference between riders. I assume you don't understand if you
    never had ridden a horse yourself in a correct way…

  3. Comment by Martine Brie (yes i copyed to spam it again .-.)
    I think you only put the bad things in front. When you are talking about
    riding, you only show pictures of bad riding. You never mentioned what
    the muscles does for the back if you ride in a good way. You never
    mentioned what the principle forward-down in dressage does for the back.
    You show pictures of people pulling on their reins but that's not horse
    riding. Their are also ways to ride without a bit or even without
    bridle. You never mentioned what a good sadle does, what correct
    training does, what the combination of natural horsemanship and riding
    does. Horse riding is more than what you see in the first place. I don't
    assume bad riding doesn't excist and I truely know there is more bad
    than good riding but you see it really in black and white. you assume
    every rider is the same, well believe me, that's not the fact. If you do
    some more effort and get more experience in this, you will maybe see
    the difference between riders. I assume you don't understand if you
    never had ridden a horse yourself in a correct way…

  4. Comment by Martine Brie (yes i copyed to spam it again .-.)
    I think you only put the bad things in front. When you are talking about
    riding, you only show pictures of bad riding. You never mentioned what
    the muscles does for the back if you ride in a good way. You never
    mentioned what the principle forward-down in dressage does for the back.
    You show pictures of people pulling on their reins but that's not horse
    riding. Their are also ways to ride without a bit or even without
    bridle. You never mentioned what a good sadle does, what correct
    training does, what the combination of natural horsemanship and riding
    does. Horse riding is more than what you see in the first place. I don't
    assume bad riding doesn't excist and I truely know there is more bad
    than good riding but you see it really in black and white. you assume
    every rider is the same, well believe me, that's not the fact. If you do
    some more effort and get more experience in this, you will maybe see
    the difference between riders. I assume you don't understand if you
    never had ridden a horse yourself in a correct way…

  5. Comment by Martine Brie (yes i copyed to spam it again .-.)
    I think you only put the bad things in front. When you are talking about
    riding, you only show pictures of bad riding. You never mentioned what
    the muscles does for the back if you ride in a good way. You never
    mentioned what the principle forward-down in dressage does for the back.
    You show pictures of people pulling on their reins but that's not horse
    riding. Their are also ways to ride without a bit or even without
    bridle. You never mentioned what a good sadle does, what correct
    training does, what the combination of natural horsemanship and riding
    does. Horse riding is more than what you see in the first place. I don't
    assume bad riding doesn't excist and I truely know there is more bad
    than good riding but you see it really in black and white. you assume
    every rider is the same, well believe me, that's not the fact. If you do
    some more effort and get more experience in this, you will maybe see
    the difference between riders. I assume you don't understand if you
    never had ridden a horse yourself in a correct way…

  6. Comment by Martine Brie (yes i copyed to spam it again .-.)
    I think you only put the bad things in front. When you are talking about
    riding, you only show pictures of bad riding. You never mentioned what
    the muscles does for the back if you ride in a good way. You never
    mentioned what the principle forward-down in dressage does for the back.
    You show pictures of people pulling on their reins but that's not horse
    riding. Their are also ways to ride without a bit or even without
    bridle. You never mentioned what a good sadle does, what correct
    training does, what the combination of natural horsemanship and riding
    does. Horse riding is more than what you see in the first place. I don't
    assume bad riding doesn't excist and I truely know there is more bad
    than good riding but you see it really in black and white. you assume
    every rider is the same, well believe me, that's not the fact. If you do
    some more effort and get more experience in this, you will maybe see
    the difference between riders. I assume you don't understand if you
    never had ridden a horse yourself in a correct way…

  7. OMG I DONT LIKE BITS, I DONT LIKE NO PADS, I DO NOT BOUNCE IN THE SADDLE. I AM CAREFUL. If people did not care for their riding horse they would not have 3+ pads!

  8. OH COME ON! Horse riding is not abuse, I am vegi- and my cousin is vegan. Its so many rescues who ride horses well. CRITICIZE HORSE RACING AND SLAUGHTER. oMG.

  9. Right, whips are a tool used to guide the horse and make your instructions more clear, they should never be used as punishment but unfortunately some people do. Bits do not cause pain if they are used properly, they apply a small amount of pressure to help the horse know what to do, people do occasionally pull to hard or use a harsh bit which can hurt but that is why there are bitless bridals. If you ride well then your body moves with the horse so that they are comfortable. Most horses enjoy being ridden and they need the exercise. Unfortunately there are people who don't do things correctly which ends up with the horse being unhappy or in pain but that doesn't mean that the whole thing is cruel. I am vegetarian, and I want to be a vet. If it was cruel I wouldn't do it

  10. i was sitting hear DIEYING, as a equestrian we all know that she dosent ride horses and knows nothing about them. And i love how she uses pictures of "Abuse" and people fucking yanking their rains. Like what in the actual fuck. If your going to have or stand up for your opinion actually do the correct research and dont just show the abuseive bitches out their pulling on their ranes. like? WEAH?

  11. Your only focusing on the bad there is a lot of good things about horse riding and you don’t smack the horse with a whip you just remind them to keep going kindly

  12. Everyone keeps complaining that she know nothing about horse riding. That’s not the point. The video is on whether it is vegan to ride a horse. You don’t have to ride a horse to know that we do it for our personal preference. I think she knows exactly what she is saying, you don’t have to ride a horse to be an expert, these days everything is on the internet, and yes, you may know a little more by physically riding them since you spend time to get to know their behaviour and personality. But everything you need to know about riding a horse and being vegan has easy evidence of the answer. Just stop being so horrible to her, she is just getting a point across to help people.

  13. Es una muy vieja controversia Incluso yo me la he planteado; veo todos los dias caballos abusados : Flacos ,sucios, rotos, llevando cargas abusivas en el ruido del transito ahogado por el humo de los camiones que circulan. En los rodeos heridos por espuelas y castigados con rebenque . Si. Esto es MALO y debe ser erradicado ..pero montar a caballo como hice cuando niño en pelo y sin nada mas que un bozal de piola no es malo es HERMOSO y jamas use de silla. No me gusta ,ni espuelas ni fustas. Considero el caballo un regalo de Dios Un amigo con el cual los hombres son ayudados en su trabajo y juegos Ellos tiene su dolores su momentos en que no quieren nada Como tambien sus momentos en que se aburren tremendamente…. Y me traia la piolita para salir a a jugar ! El lo disfrutaba enormemente .corriendo y retozando .No veo nada malo en esto. Ya soy viejo de 70 años hace mucho que no monto a caballo Pero sostengo que ya sea por placer por trabajo o lo que sea deben ser amables con el "socio" ensillarlo correctamente ver que no se hiera o le duela algo ,que sus herraduras sean bien colocadas , que el trabajo no se convierta en un campo de tortura no pincharle las costillas para que corcovee ,ni pegarle para que ande o corra Si vamos a disfrutar de una montada que se entre amigos el equino y yo A pelo y con un bozal de piola como en mis epocas de niño

  14. Entertainment at the expense of animals isn't vegan. Having fun together with an animal should be perfectly fine. Not every interaction with animals is automatically "cruelty".
    I realize she corrected herself when editing the video, but the mere fact that she thought riding horses at age 2 was normal at the time of filming, shows that she hasn't actually done much research outside of obviously biased sources.
    Jogging is bad for human knees, yet people still consider it to be an activity that boosts your health. That's because the advantages outweigh the disadvantages, just like horse riding. It's perfectly fine as long as it's done in moderation. Professional horse sports are indeed unhealthy because they overdo it, (possibly with the exception of dressage, but I'm not knowledgeable enough to be sure,) but taking a horse on a trail ride every now and then is perfectly fine.
    By the way, did you know that playing fetch with your dog can also be unhealthy for their joints? (Every time the dog catches up with the ball and digs his heels in to slow down, the front legs get pounded with the pressure of the dog's momentum.) Does that make it abuse? No, because the decrease in health is not significant enough to override the benefits.

  15. "This is not a popular opinion" proceeds to give the same ignorant vegan police view you can find in any facebook group

  16. Quote from Nevzorov's Haute Ecole Equine Anthology
    "It is enough to look at the nerve patterns in a horse's back to understand how sensitive it is. It is no accident of course that the anatomical structure of the horse's nervous system is so extraordinarily well constructed.

    Besides the obvious biomechanical function, the back has another very important function. The spinal cord's work is to guarantee that the responses from the entire nervous system can communicate the the senses of taste, smell, vision, hearing, and vestibular function to the brain, not to get lost in too much detail.
    On this especially vulnerable, sensitive organ, onto the medulla spinalis, the brain of the back, sits a rider.

    It isn't a conventional way to think that the horse's back is the home of the spinal cord brain and is not made for any external loadings, it has completely different functions.
    A horse's back is not a seat, not a place for a human butt, not a piece of 'meat', not some sort of 'terra-firma'. It is a very complex and tender anatomical structure with extraordinary functions.
    Without any harm being done, without alarming the nerves or progressing to pain or damage, is it possible for a rider to sit astride a horse's back?
    It is!"
    And look! It's Nevzorov sitting astride! On a horse's back.
    https://www.writingofriding.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/alexander-nevzorov-piaffe.jpg
    Next time you use a quote, use it in the context it was written.
    Also, not a single saddle actually sits directly on the horse's spine. Look up what a "gullet" is and it's function.
    English:
    https://pro-polo-saddles.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/changullet.jpg
    https://schleese.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2016/01/p-154-D-web.jpg
    Western:
    http://www.western-saddle-guide.com/images/sheepskin.jpg
    http://sandybottomtrailrides.net/images/sitedesign/trailrides-1.jpg

  17. I lost so many brain cells watching this and reading the vEgAns who comment thinking they know stuff about riding

  18. Horses DO NEED to be ridden. All horses need excersize and some horses actually do like to be ridden considering horses have something called a "personality". Sorry to say but horses generally need 2-3 hours of excersize and they are not going to get that by walking them like a dog. Not to mention, how the fuck do you handle a frightened horse after a vehicle disturbs the animal. It's just as dangerous to be walking a frightened horse.

  19. 3:54– they need a girth with some padding or stuff on it

    3:55– it’s obvious they either didn’t use a saddle pad at all(BIG NO NO) or their saddle pad wasn’t thick enough and didn’t have enough padding

    Edit: CROP! I don’t know any equestrians who use whips just because, my trainer has one but she just drags it along the ground to get the horse going, it never even touches the horse, we use A CROP! It doesn’t hurt(I tested it on myself and I am fine) we also use small spurs occasionally but only if the horse doesn’t listen to the crop or just squeezing with u legs

  20. its about time the cruelty of riding horses was talked about. if you wouldnt like someone sitting on your back, putting a steel bar in your mouth, whipping and spurring your sides then it goes without saying a horse doesnt either. horses are just dumb animals put on this earth for the enjoyment of ritchie rich right. you cant in all honesty call yourself an animal lover and ride horses. you are an animal abuser when you sit your fat ass on a horse cause your to lazy to walk, run or bike anywhere.

  21. I do try to do my best for my horses. I ride with no bit because I don’t think they’re necessary. I try to ride bareback as much as possible ect horse riding is not cruel. It depends on the person. Some people give the horse a choice and others think that they always have to boss the horse, the horse has to have a choice.

  22. As an equestrian, I disagree with most of this and I know some of it isn't true (eg. although SOME horses do get broken in at 2, they are always given a year or so off to grow after a couple of rides with a very light rider and breaking is rarely cruel, especially modern breaking. people don't jump on a bronc and exhaust them until they listen, now almost all handlers take a much more gentle, understanding approach to it.), yes, there is cruelty in all disciplines, but not much, and there is cruelty in every sport and aspect of life. The only thing I really have anything against is the racing industry. They are cruel in SO many ways. and please don't think all racing stables are bad but in general they are horrific. I've owned about 5 ex-racehorses before (trotters and flat gallopers) and either they have permanent injuries or mental health issues that take away from their quality of life. Not to say there aren't good ex-racehorses out their, because there are, but it's really a gamble to get one and people who support racing can say it's humane all they want but once you've seen the horses they make, you'll disagree with it too. Horses don't lie. If you want to know the truth about anything to do with them, keep that in mind.

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