Report Horse Abuse of reiners

Report Horse Abuse and Your Attacked

NRHA Members and Reining Enthusiasts write they are abused if they Report Horse Abuse

In an enlightened world of what is and is not acceptable in horse training methods, the Reining Horse World comes under the spotlight equally to that of the Tennessee Walking Horse – Big Lick for many people.

The fear in members is evident when you read the conversations they have regarding the welfare of horses and reporting horse abuse. The comments read of intimidation, victimization, ostracization; their real experience of reporting horse abuse.

Like the Big Lick, it is seemingly a closed shop with trainers and self-regulation being how the sport of reining is managed. They adamantly deny cruelty or abuse whilst others are shocked when they learn what goes on in the training methods. Unlike Big Lick, there are good and kind trainers within reining but there are also trainers and non-pro competitors that have no issue in their horse’s sides being blooded with spurs, mouths sored and blood, wired mouths, cut or injected tails to stop movement, drugging and numerous other atrocities occurring back at their training barns. All these things are abuse, their cruelty, (refer AAEP Guidelines on equine abuse), and certainly not how you would treat a member of the family; as NRHA marketing espouses.

When people with a consciousness toward their animals stand-up, or those that see blooded sides, torn mouths, and other atrocities at shows report them, the response from those that are governing the sport, working in the office, or show pens is downright shocking.

Read from the people in the sport. Some of these people talking below are well known in the NRHA world and it includes comments from 2020.

While the NRHA spends tens of thousands of dollars of membership money creating a public persona of clean family sport, this is what is happening behind the scenes in 2019/2020.

These types of conversations are endless across Reining Horse Forums.

Let us know your experience in attempting to report horse abuse to the NRHA or NRHA Show Officials.

What are your thoughts:

  • Is this acceptable conduct by a governing body?
  • Should member money be spent on marketing or enforcing the rules?
  • Who Should Manage Reining Horse Rule-Making and Welfare

Vote Now on Improving Rules and Management of Horse Abuse

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11 replies
  1. Dwain K
    Dwain K says:

    There is someting seriously sick about these people. Are they related to Big Lick?????? God I hate horse people they are such hypocrits.

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  2. Carole Mendlestone
    Carole Mendlestone says:

    So these are all statements from 2020 – So much for their welfare – they are a stain on the equine world but then its America and they just seem to want to dominate everything at any cost.

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  3. Jim Landers
    Jim Landers says:

    BEWARE – YEARS AGO I QUESTIONED THE ESTABLISHMENT VERY VOCALLY AND WITHIN 2 WEEKS I FOUND MY BEST HORSE POISONED VIA A DRENCH GUN AND HER STOMACH BEING EATEN OUT BY SOME CHEMICAL. VETS WERE HORRIFIED. STAY AWAY FROM THESE CRAZY BASTARDS ———THEY HAVE NOT CHANGED THEY ARE WOLVES AND HUNT IN PACKS

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  4. Old Timer
    Old Timer says:

    YA’LL GOT IT WRONG ——- It is all about LORD BUCKLE. When ya win a buckle you are suddenly no longer questioned just snickered at out back. When ya win a couple of buckles your immunity is up. What ya say, what ya do, where ya go is believed and people start clapping. You can teach, make a video n your it. Now when ya win a few more buckles you shift to Lord Buckle. This honory position means ya past is wiped clean like a new young un. Ya can make up say anything about anyone and it a fact of truth. Ya abuse a horse is advanced training. Ya can be as rude as you want. Ya can fill up with drugs and get called smart. Ya can sell trash for big money, cripple a horse n still get paid. Heck they even give ya another one to do it all over again. why? Cause your LORD BUCKLE. Ya in the club and other Lord Buckles are there to protect you no matter what ya do 😂😂😂😂😂 Wanted to put this on ya FB page but it didn’t happen – Sure appreciate if you could.

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  5. jerry h
    jerry h says:

    Horse Abuse – What abuse. There is always someone else that does worse so they are OK. You watch them just look the other way in the warmup pen. I gave up showing last year can’t take it anymore.

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