How NOT To Handle A Horse

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Redcatcher, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    No wonder the comments to this video have been disabled. This women does well in handling this stallion up to a point. Then she begins harassing the heck out of him with the whip and he is clearly not understanding what she wants him to do. He is trying to cooperate with her the best he knows how but he is not getting any relief from what she is doing. She just keeps picking and picking at him, even hitting him on the side of the head with the whip. Even though she is likely not hurting him, he is getting agitated. In the other video she posted, he comes up playfully behind her and she elbows him hard several times in the head. Yes, stallions need to be put in their places but not the way she does it. In the end, she got the reaction she was looking for in the video and then says "See? He's been traumatized for life". With that kind of handling (HERS), what did she expect?


  2. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    He looks like crap too.
  3. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    What a poor thing!
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Crowing

    Apr 4, 2010
    Why would you want a horse or stallion be so skid-dish of whips etc. and scared of you? Responsive yes....considering his breed and being a stallion he seemed so docile and sweet at first.

    I would think a professional horse trainer would have a better kept horse then that. It looks like his coat is all dirty and like cuts/slashes on his sides.....[​IMG]
  5. Duckchick2011

    Duckchick2011 Songster

    Apr 17, 2011
    I don't see anything too terrible...the way he's walking makes me think somethings not quite right though, he looks sore, stiff, and dirty...I'm thinking the poor guy needs some TLC [​IMG]

    ...I can tell you, if I ever had horse that gorgeous(or otherwise) he wouldn't stay that filthy for very long.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011

  6. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Are we looking at the same video?

    I just saw a sort of clueless person tapping the horse with a whip as cues to do various tricks. I saw nothing abusive or on the level of 'scarred for life'. Every time she cued the horse to bow, it nipped her.

    Which I thought was humorous.

    She was also putting herself in a really bad position - directly in front of the horse, longe line hanging down in a bad way, too close to the hind legs, etc. Never assume a horse won't kick.

    It was sort of clueless and weird, what she was doing, sort of a Natural Horsemanship/Circus/RFDTV hybrid, and obviously the person thinks she's just trained the horse to do something miraculous, and I don't see any connection to Arabian show training.

    When I boarded, I saw stuff like this all the time.

    It's a big reason why I don't board any more, so I don't have to deal with people like that showing off their 'skills' and telling me what to do, after I work a 10 hour day and want to just ride without hearing about what a genius the person is.

    When I see them on youtube, all I can think of is 'ha ha ha ha hah ha, I don't have to deal with that any more, nya na na na na na!'
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2011
  7. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    Quote:Ditto, his gait doesn't look right to me. An Arabian gait is supposed to be smooth and glossy. Not stiff and choppy like this poor guy. He really needs a good bath and some joint health supplements. And her ring doesn't look like anything I would trust a stallion in. and what are those cinder blocks doing there? [​IMG]
  8. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    I agree with Welsummerchicks and it looked like he has been ridden earlier since you can see the saddle blanket and girth sweat marks on him.

    I don't care for her methods, nor allow the horse to grab hold of the whip at any time. He is testing her.
  9. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    I am not sure what it is on the horse but I see it too on my monitor. It looks like a series of long vertical cuts starting at his near shoulder and extends to his barrel. It might be that he is either wet or sweaty and the hair is roughed up. It does look like a horse that has been whipped. Maybe not enough to break the skin but enough to rough up the coat. If it were girth marks, why do they start on the shoulder?

  10. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Why do they have so much stuff in that roundpen? It seems dangerous to me! I know my horses would run straight into that stuff because they try to concentrate on me in the center. I try to keep my area as clear as possible! Especially when I am working on turns.

    I don't see anything too terrible, but that person is pretty annoying with that whip. Especially when she asks him to back up!

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