Neptunes mom, you make a really good point, it can be hard to imagine sometimes how certain animals can be eaten. Finn, as long as its humane its not too bad since they may have bought them for that reason.
when you say for driving styles a hot horse is good, that makes perfect sense. A hot horse in the halter i didnt know would set up like that. I always looked at halter as a dog show in the sense he is 100% focused on your comands and is calm and collected. I learned something new :).
The tennesse walker shows were investigated because some were "soring" where they put chains and soak chemicals into their hooves to make it really painful to stand on so they lifted their feet higher to win. I think it is illegal now.