Horses are best left in the wild where they are happy. As soon as you start to think of animals as an object to use, they immediately lose their value as sentient beings. True, horses kept in a barn are usually happier than a stall sow or dairy cow, but that doesnt mean that they’re as happy as they are in the wild. Leave them be.
I am completely against all horse racing/competitions but if you look after him/her and you just ride him/her with them being happy about it is fine
But please don’t support the higher industries of racing/completions because cruel isn’t even the word for them
I am a vegan… and I am a horse rider with show jumping … I adore my horse I make sure he gets the best of everything .. some horses are bred to exercise they enjoy it , my horse goes crazy if he isn’t exercise they like a routine .. it is not cruel if you are giving your horse the very best .. I would do anything for him ..
There are actually some hypodromes in wich horses are just under surveillance instead of locked all day in the dark, so they can go running or whatever on free time, and live as so, free.Horseback riders don’t use any kind of artiluge that may cause harm or disturbance to the horse itself, just as in the beggining people used to do, centuries ago. It’s just you and the horse, riding wherever he wants for once instead of being used as a transport medium. If you do really love horse riding, you really ought to look for those places so you can still neutrally defend your animalist opinions without quiting your hobby. And as an animal lover, I ensure you the expirience is much, way much better when a freed horse guides you for their own path, following their only true lead.