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Shut Down Ponybox Horse News
 By Ponybox   •   29th Jan 2011   •   8,237 views   •   155 comments
This week we are posting another email from one of our fans. We get a few of these every month and sometimes we post them here for your amusement. This email was received yesterday from Pat.

Ponybox,
I find it absolutely appalling that you feel it is perfectly fine to allow dangerous and fundamentally wrong training practices to be posted by your members. I'm a regular visitor to your equestrian news section, but after viewing the cart accident article posted earlier this week I can no longer remain quiet. Images of your members practicing dangerous techniques, such as jumping with no hands or bridles is unacceptable. In fact, I can't believe that you have not had your *** sued off and your website shut down. You are promoting the torture of animals and more importantly, the unsafe practice that can result in young riders getting hurt. Horses are meant to be companions, not stunt dummies for your pleasure.

I surely hope you take my email seriously and close your horse news section of this site. I hope you can sleep well at night knowing that you are contributing to the abuse of these lovely creatures. From my observations, your members do not have the training experience necessary to be posting practices for others to follow or imitate.

You need to stick with making games and stay out of the equestrian news business!

Pat

As mentioned above, we get a few angry emails each month, but lately our news section has been a target. At first I assumed it was just the typical emails any website owner receives, but I now feel this is more of a movement by another horse news website to have us shut down. Each month the Ponybox horse news section gains ranking as a leading equestrian news outlet for citizen reporting by our members. I feel this increase in popularity is causing other equestrian news sites to fight back and have us shut down.

Heres another email we received that substantiates this theory:

Article: Tennessee Walker Big Lick Gait Controversy

Also, I'm assuming the jumping with no hands Pat mentioned is meant to be focused at Polo the Weirdo. Her video is below:

We will see where it goes from here, but obviously someone or some company is not happy.
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