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  1. GotaDunQH

    GotaDunQH Senior Member

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    Look...I think we all know how it happens and how to avoid it. You don't need to educate us on that.
     
  2. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    No one has said it doesn’t happen. They’ve said it shouldn’t happen.
    Why not just for once, agree?
     
  3. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Not guilty my lord!
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Funny-!!
     
  5. bellalou

    bellalou Senior Member

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    Wait... it can’t be abuse if the horse doesn’t pitch the rider off!? So the patient, well -mannered horse that will put up with anything is impossible to abuse? That makes absolutely no sense.

    Nor does counting what she did with the whip as abuse but not counting what she did to his mouth. A horse’s mouth is far more sensitive than his body and even with his head tucked btv, he’s in a double. That had to be incredibly painful for him. Ignoring her hard and constant spurring is ridiculous too.

    Abuse of a horse is not always going to be deliberate and it’s not always going to involve whipping. In this case, I call abuse because of the whole package- the horrible roughness to the mouth, the raking with the spurs, the use of the whip in a manner it’s not meant to be used and the fact that it was all done in anger, taking it out on the horse.

    I refuse to break it down into little pieces and offer justification for each. The horse was unjustly punished throughout that ride. That’s abuse in my book.
     
  6. ChestersMomma

    ChestersMomma Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    That's a great way to phrase it. She was punishing him for nothing.

    That is worlds different than ignorant beginner riding.mistakes and inexcusable at any level of competition.
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    The problem is the way you phrase what you write.
    The way you phrase it makes it sounds as if this is quite okay, "c´est la vie".

    I agree that this rider isn´t an isolated problem.
    Far from it. And I will never understand how anyone can think "it´s okay" to train with anyone teaching like that.
     
  8. Rachel1786

    Rachel1786 Senior Member

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    That video is great :rofl:, is that Guy McLean? I see him perform at the horse world expo, theater eqqus every year, sounds like him(not just accent, but the narrative too lol)
     
  9. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    But I never said anything like that. Ever. You're assuming that you can read my thoughts, and you can't. If you think I'm saying such and such, ask me if I think that. Don't tell me what I think. That is just wrong.

     
  10. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Well obviously somebody needs to be told, because it keeps happening to so many people in all disciplines, year after year.
     
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