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    05-30-2011, 05:00 AM
  #21
Foal
EVENTING NATION: Zack the Jumping Zebra check this out!!!

I would so give this a go if I could get my hands on my own zebra....have to stick to wild horses for now though
     
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    05-30-2011, 05:03 AM
  #22
Foal
I would assume that if properly imprinted at birth a zebra would be the same as any other equine.... they are a different speces than a horse but you can cross them and get a Zorse I think its called but like the Mule its sterile.

The closest I think i'll stay is my Red Dun with her dorsal stripe and faint striping down her withers.
     
    05-30-2011, 08:00 AM
  #23
Yearling
Amazing video of Zack the Zebra!! I never imagined anyone being able to train a zebra for riding let alone jumping or dressage.
     
    05-30-2011, 09:51 AM
  #24
Trained
Well, I stand corrected. Apparently zebras aren't stupid -- they can be trained!?! Wow, I had never heard of this. It must take a very determined trainer.

As for calling them stupid -- sorry to offend. When I say that something is stupid I don't mean it as an insult -- just easier than typing unintelligent, less intelligent, difficult to teach... It's also much more vague and can encompass stubborness, unwillingness.
     
    05-30-2011, 09:18 PM
  #25
Started
Lolz ^^
     
    05-30-2011, 11:46 PM
  #26
Showing
Ledge, not true. They have more primal instincts. Not to say they aren't good animals, but the average person shouldn't have one. Kind of like wolves/wolf hybrids - definitely not for everyone.
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    05-31-2011, 01:18 AM
  #27
Green Broke
Thats very true JDI. My friend handles her zebra very well, she has trained him very nicely, and takes no nonsense or misbehaviour. The only reason I get to handle or ride him is because he is so well trained, I could never train my own, I am no where near experienced enough lol. But as a side note, I have a wolf hybrid: an alsation x wolf, and she is quite awesome
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