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To whip or not to whip

Whip

Model : Bachi

Last week I went to watch horse racing, yeah I just watched I didn’t win 😐

I was too excited and thrilled to go as this is on my bucket list, and finally I would be ticking it off. After a couple of races I started thinking about all the whipping the horses had to take in the effort to win. Maybe I was losing and hence the thought …hmmm……but on a serious note is it really necessary for the jockey to keep whipping the poor thing so that some people or the house could win. I went online and googled it and found that there are laws to fine/suspend jockeys for excessive whipping but how do you define “excessive”, definitely you don’t ask the horse,Β  “Have you been whipped excessively, do you want to press charges? ”

I felt bad that I paid to see this and also that I lost…hmmm …..I don’t know which one triggered the feeling. It just happened once , never to happen again.

Now I am going to concentrate on the next item in my bucket list – watch the animals in their natural habitat running free and wild ANDΒ  finish my next painting (this one’s not on the bucket list) πŸ™‚

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21 thoughts on “To whip or not to whip

  1. Really good point. On a different note I saw something that confused me. I’m looking at the blogs you follow and I see you already have a picture of the man my blog is about with the blog title, mynameisjamie.net. Black man, white jumpsuit. And yet it appears I can follow you again as me, who writes the blog, which is what usually shows up when I follow someone. How can I follow you twice or you even, follow me twice. Oh well, too much thought for my brain right now. lol

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  2. In terms of defining excessive whipping…. in Australia horses are only allowed to be whipped up to 4 times in the last 50 metres (still too much if you ask me) :-/

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  3. An excellent point well made,. I suspect the whipping has very little effect on the horses’ performance anyway. You get further in life with kindness than cruelty.

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  4. jettburns on said:

    I have never been to a horse race, but have always wanted to go watch greyhound racing. What painting are you working on at the moment?

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  5. This whipping matter touches my heart too, I can’t stand to see. But what is the reality or the story of success… really don’t want to know. Because of this I can’t go to visit horse racing… But I really want to watch them in nature and free… Thank you, by the way this photograph sadly looking to me too πŸ™‚ love, nia

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