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        07-03-2008, 12:21 AM
      #11
    Started
    Keep an eye on Animal Planet. They are sure to replay it. It was on the show called "Untamed and Uncut" the episode entitled "Elephant Attack". I am hooked on this show.
         
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        07-05-2008, 09:21 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I will be looking out for the animal planet episode.

    I wonder if the horse was worked in singles if a kicking strap would have helped.
    Very scary stuff, but his mate did very well throughout it all. I normally would not buy a started harness horse, but I certainly consider the horse who had to be next to the one exploding.
         
        07-26-2008, 05:27 AM
      #13
    Started
    Wow! Some horses. That looks like it would of hurt.

    I think that's the understatment of the year! Lol
         
        08-05-2008, 03:23 PM
      #14
    Foal
    Ouch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don't want to be him!
         
        08-05-2008, 06:48 PM
      #15
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by LadyDreamer
    I saw this on Animal Planet the other night. That was a three year old Gelderlander gelding named Jet. They were trying him out with an older gelding at that time.

    What that video didn't show was the horse working fine a few minutes before. They walk and trot both ways, then stop right there. When they ask them to move on, something spooks the colt and he starts bucking. The driver said he was completly taken by surprise because the horse didn't show any tell tale signs of distress or that he was about to spook.

    He actually kicked the driver in the temple and chin on the first kick and then in the chest before the driver jumped off. The next door neighbor, who was also a nurse said there was a perfect hoofprint on his chest. The driver was recounting the tale. He was truly surprised to be alive.

    After that the horses were loose, with the youngster still bucking, the older horse just walks them into the fence.
    i think that's bull crap tho, I watched it on animal planet too and if you watch closely the horse does show signs he's getting pissed off, he starts twitching his tail and ears and before they even stopped him he was already tossing his head showing he was being a butt and was prob going to try something.
         
        10-16-2008, 01:07 AM
      #16
    Showing
    That video clearly shows lack of proper training. My dad trains teams and never hooks the horse to the wagon before they have had plenty of other experience. He starts them in harness just tied on the outside of a well trained team. When they are comfortable moving in all directions and walking through town, then he hooks them to the wagon still with the broke team in the middle using a 4 horse evener. I think it's funny that the guy got kicked, its his own fault.
         
        10-16-2008, 01:18 AM
      #17
    Showing
    These are pix of a team of horses that my dad trained on the outside of a team of mules. This is only like the fifth time they were driven by themselves. We took a 20 mile trip to the lake that day.
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        10-16-2008, 03:01 PM
      #18
    Trained
    If I remember correctly (saw that untamed and uncut a while ago) that gelding was actually very calm and never did anything like that before.

    He is still pulling and has never done that again, I believe.

    I think it has more to do with environment than actual training in this particular case.
         
        10-22-2008, 04:33 AM
      #19
    Started
    Ouch! I've seen this one. That's gotta hurt!
         
        10-29-2008, 08:31 AM
      #20
    Weanling
    Yikes! That's one freaky accident!
         

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