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point out to "GABBY" AND OTHERS. whipping racehorses is back in the news

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GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:11:42

iT LOOKS AS THOUGH ITS ON HTE WAy out....is it? The Logans have a race horse. They will have an opinion on whipping. Some jockeys get suspended for excess. I have been against for years

SpringHeeledJack Fri 17-Jun-11 20:12:38

unhh??

I'm agin it. Whatever it is.

GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:18:32

I was suprised to hear on the BBC that the tide was flowing in the way of the non-whippers. The jockey club are still in the caves

UrsulaBuffay Fri 17-Jun-11 20:19:27

You're pointing it out to yourself?

KurriKurri Fri 17-Jun-11 20:19:33

I don't think they should be suspended - I think they should forfeit the race, - then the jockeys who are persistent offenders wouldn't find it so easy to get work. Whipping horses is disgusting.

GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:20:18

Logan has a Kew fete listed on her twitter. Ask her how she feel about whipping horses?

MissVerinder Fri 17-Jun-11 20:21:38

ITA. It's wrong. I have never, ever, ever had the need to whip a horse. It cause much bemusement in the school! I've never raced though, so maybe I'm not qualified to comment, but it's still wrong, wrong, wrong.

GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:36:26

thank you for your support .The Logans view will be important. You take large salaries from the BBC. You must be open to TV license payers questions. Please come outof hiding Gabby

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 20:38:36

Gabby, I love you like a brother.

GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:47:15

I share a name with Gabby Logan, Ursula, where have you been all my Mumsnet life?

GabbyLoggon Fri 17-Jun-11 20:48:30

are you at the Kew fete tomorrow, ursula?

UrsulaBuffay Fri 17-Jun-11 20:48:33

Ok so "Gabby" is Gabby Logan, and you is Gabby. I think I underst...nah fuck it I haven't gorra chuffin clue.

UrsulaBuffay Fri 17-Jun-11 20:49:07

<looks around>

thelittlefriend Fri 17-Jun-11 20:50:44

a Kew fete? what?

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 20:51:08

ooooo, Gabby and Ursual, at the Kew Fete up a tree......

DogsBestFriend Fri 17-Jun-11 20:51:52

I think I get what you're saying, Gabby. May I suggest a simple but effective way of punishing those jockeys who are guilty of horse-whipping?

Do the same to the jockeys.

UrsulaBuffay Fri 17-Jun-11 20:53:05

He loves me does your Gabby, Sue.

Finallyspring Fri 17-Jun-11 20:54:53

Gabby and Ursula sitting in a tree K-I-SS-I-N-G

SuePurblybilt Fri 17-Jun-11 20:55:35

<scratches out Ursual's eyes>

UrsulaBuffay Fri 17-Jun-11 20:55:58

I am going to cuckhold you aaaaaaall!

poppygolucky Fri 17-Jun-11 21:19:56

Richard Hughes was interviewed about this at Ascot today and did make some good points for the other side eg the whip is heavily padded and doesn't 'hurt' the horse as such; the fact itcan aid safety when used to steer horse etc. However he did agree that excessive use should be penalised and inferred it was the sign of a bad jockey.

Don't know where I stand on this but I'd like to see a whip in RL to see how padded it really is.

Browncoats Fri 17-Jun-11 22:04:20

Ahhhhh! I don't even know where to start with that quote from Richard Hughes poppygolucky.

How the fucking hell can anyone expect that a whip doesn't hurt the horse??? Horses have such sensitive skin that they can feel a fly landing on it and shake sections of their skin to get rid of the fly. Just because horses are big animals, people think that the whips don't hurt them. Bollocks. The whips aren't even that heavily padded either and even if they were it would probably just make them hurt the poor horses more.

Whips in the horse racing industry are NOT used as a safety aid, they are used to force the horse to go faster when they are getting towards the end of the race and are tired. The kind of whip that is used to steer a horse is called a schooling whip and is much longer and very light and is/should NEVER be used to force a horse or punish them, they are used as an extension of your leg and applied very lightly to the horses side.

Excessive use of the whip should be punished, by the RSPCA and the jockey should be banned for racing and owning animals for life IMO as they obviously have no love or respect for animals.

I probably should point out that I'm coming from a very biased point of view as I own 2 ex-racehorses who had been seriously mistreated at the hands of the racing industry.

LineRunner Fri 17-Jun-11 22:09:26

Browncoats you just said what I was going to say about whips NOT being for 'steering horses'; good riders who know what they're doing steer their horses by riding them properly.

Why does the racing industry have to lie? Something to hide, perchance??

Jajas Fri 17-Jun-11 22:09:33

Steering aid my ***. They are nearly always used towards the end of the race when the horse is tired - ok they might weave a bit then but I would bet my granny's life that they are whipping them to make them go faster angry.

poppygolucky Fri 17-Jun-11 22:10:36

I completely take on board what you've said there, Browncoats. Important to hear the arguments and I would hate to think of any animal being hurt in that way.

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