What is our obsession with modifying animals natural appearances and abilities. Horses are not the only one subject to this kind of nonsense. Many dog breeds suffer alterations that are not cosmetic IE not grooming such as poodles. But there are dogs like Doberman Pinschers who to meet breed standards breeders actually cut their ears and then tape them up so that they will calcify cut their ears and then take them up so that they will calcified and be pointed to meet the brake standards. This is absurd cruel and unnecessary just like declined cats and soaring horses. Why can't we just be happy with what nature created?