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post #11 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 07:10 AM
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No words. What sheer stupidity.

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post #12 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post

Sorry, I just had to vent for a minute.
I think your dad is just as far out to lunch. Ride a horse until it can't go anymore and then whip it some more??
Neither one should own a horse
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post #13 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 07:25 AM
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RiosDad: I agree with you,too. I didnt understand it,ride til the horse cant go no more, thats not the right thing to do.

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post #14 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 07:31 AM
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Such stupid people generally don't need any advices. I think if the horse won't be taking by the authorities (which doesn't sound like a case to me), putting him down would be much nice to him (even though it may sound cruel). I can imagine the owner won't even wait till he'll be back to health and will try to ride him again.

Can you contact local rescues or AC about it?
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post #15 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 07:48 AM
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[quote=smrobs;371588] Dad told him that the best way to deal with that is to get on them and pick out a spot on the horizon, lope them to it, then pick out another spot and lope them to that one. When you cannot get him to keep loping without whipping him, then let him trot until he has caught his breath a little then pick another spot and lope some more. Several days of that and a horse will mellow out quite a bit.

Smrobs father did not say to whip the horse till he couldn't go any further. I put the above advice in the same catagory of CA's what a horse needs are lots of wet saddle blankets. Does that mean to put a wet saddle blanket on a horse, of course not. It means ride them!

BTW, I do hope the proper authorities have been informed as to what has been done to that poor animal.
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post #16 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by RiosDad View Post
I think your dad is just as far out to lunch. Ride a horse until it can't go anymore and then whip it some more??
Neither one should own a horse
Rios, you need to read more carefully. That is NOT what he said. Go back and read it again - there will be a test in the morning.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #17 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 08:06 AM
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Sorry, I miss read it ,too.

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I don't have any idea what they are going to do with him. Probably nothing though I don't think that is right. I haven't spoken with C so I have no idea how he feels about what he did, I am sure that he feels terrible but that doesn't forgive him. He is a very nice man but "nice" doesn't always guarantee smart. The local authorities where he lives don't generally look into those things much but Gray is in good hands with my brother. If Jason thinks for even an instant that Gray is beyond hope, he will end his pain.

Also, thank you Walka and Iride. Yes, I did NOT mean to lope them until they couldn't go and then whip them some more. Urge them to lope until they are tired enough that they will trot slowly while they catch their breath. It is a very fast and effective way to put miles on a young horse. Walking miles on a horse that is hard to handle or spooky really doesn't do much for his personality but if he is tired, he is not so concerned with fighting you or jumping away from every moving blade of grass.
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post #19 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 09:55 AM
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This brought tears to my eyes. The *expletives* that had Arizona before I rescued him dragged him behind a truck, too. He has scars all over his back legs and he almost gave up and died right there. If it hadn't been for my Mom, he never would have gotten up again.

Why did they drag him? He was young, and all of the other horses had gone off on a trail ride. They wanted to get him from the pasture to a paddock and he didn't understand where the other horses had gone.

Had they simply called ONE rider back or waited for the riders to return, he would have followed any horse. But they just couldn't wait.

My stomach churns when I think about it. :(

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post #20 of 31 Old 08-07-2009, 11:53 AM
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OMG Jen! I don't think stupid quite covers this fellow. I wonder if he forgot the horse was back there or what?! I just can't imagine in what sort of brain the idea of riding a horse to get the fresh off translated to, run the horse behind the truck Geesh some people. I hope Gray makes a full recovery and your brother has some luck in making a good horse out of him. I certainly wouldn't let C have him back, that sort of person doesn't deserve a horse. Tell him to go buy a 4 wheeler, they take more crap off of people.

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