What do you think? Horses diving at AC's steel pier?

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  1. Sally's Trove profile image78
    Sally's Troveposted 6 years ago

    This is becoming a hot issue. You can read an eye witness account along with facts here:

    http://blogs.atlanticcityweekly.com/ac- … ing-horse/

    This horse diving act was popular from the 1920s through the 60s. And now it's scheduled to return.

    What do you think?

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      since the Humane society is deeply opposed to this,I cant imagine the owners being allowed to proceed.
      Many people need to become aware by posting this on all the social media site...so sad.

      1. Sally's Trove profile image78
        Sally's Troveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        There's so much controversy about this. There are those who say a horse will do what it wants to do. In this respect, diving is better (meaning the horse wants to dive) than being sent to auction as meat. But I might convey the wrong message here...lots more to be said.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It'll never happen. The Steel Pier is over choppy water loaded with rocks. The pier is crowded, the horse advocates won't let it go through, and Jersey is not that stupid or inhumane.

  2. jenniferrpovey profile image88
    jenniferrpoveyposted 6 years ago

    I have mixed feelings about this. It sounds like the last time it was done the horses were basically forced off the platform. I'm also not sure twelve feet is actually deep enough for something the size of a horse to dive into safely.

    IF the horses are properly trained, well kept and they increase the depth of the pool, I could handle it. Yeah. Very mixed feelings.

    1. clairemy profile image78
      clairemyposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can see nothing, but cruelty and barbarism in making horses to this. It would be done purely for , probably, greed. You can bet that there will be betting on which horse goes furthest. Ugly thing to expect them to do.!!

  3. Disturbia profile image62
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    This is horrible, disgusting, abusive, and should be outlawed!

  4. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The don't jump off the pier, so the rocks are a bit beside the point.

    Moot now anyway, it's been called off.

    1. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, that's right. I think they dove into a pool, right?

  5. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    I def wouldn't enjoy watching something like that. I've owned and trained lots of horses, and I can't imagine their fear at having to do something like jump off a high structure into water.

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    The jump into a fairly shallow pool after a trapdoor drops from under them.  Stupid idea.  I have no idea why some idiot thought it would work these days.

  7. jennzie profile image84
    jennzieposted 6 years ago

    Wow, what a cruel and stupid idea for a 'sport'. Hopefully this will never come back again.


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