oh, I haven't heard of that, but it makes alot more sense. I still don't think I would make an animal go through something like that though. I'm not one of those 'animal rights' whatevers, but I don't believe an animal should go through more pain than nessesary in it's lifetime.
I just imagined (Human) Apple Bloom getting her new pony to buck an apple tree then getting the idea to put three apple stickers on the pony's flank. ( A little something like this) Big Mac: "Now what in the hey are ya doing to that horse?" Apple Bloom: "Putin' some apple stickers on her to let people know what she's good at!" Big Mac: "And what's she good at?" Apple Bloom: "Bucking apple trees! She's an apple bucking pony!" Big Mac:"That's just plain dumb." Applebloom: "You're dumb! *hugs her pony* Don't mind mah big dumb brother. Ah still love ya Applejack." Big Mac: "Y'all named it Applejack?" Applebloom: "She ain't an 'it' she's a mare!"