The Great Divide

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How can it be wrong?
Why is it not acceptable for an urban horse owner to break in a yearling and not a race horse trainer? Both horses are of the same age, both trussed up in rollers and side reins. Is it because they don’t have round pens, horse walkers, all weather gallops or letters after their names? The urban horses go on to be worked and they are defiantly bomb proof. After all when they are ridden in the city centres amid the traffic and dense populations surely their training is similar to that of police horse. Unlike the race horses, they get raced as 2 year olds? Putting immense pressure on the under developed anatomy. Yet when there is an accident or a young race horse breaks its leg, galloping with all its might to the finish line it’s acceptable? It’s sport? That is what they are…

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