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        08-26-2011, 01:46 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    He looks like a real project. I don't see any kind of dancing going on in that video. Like others said, the guy doesnt look like he knows what he's doing. If you have a good trainer and are experienced yourself and are looking for a serious project then I would take him. But if not, I would leave him.
         
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        08-26-2011, 02:08 PM
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    The guy has three others for sale and I want to take them all off of his hands just to give their poor minds a break. This is the worst video of them all:

         
        08-26-2011, 02:15 PM
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    dee
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    Can you imagine trying to ride that poor horse?
         
        08-26-2011, 02:23 PM
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    Foal
    This guy is abusive. You can tell from the way the horses are obviously terrified and wound up to the breaking point whenever he handles them. IMO I see horses with some potential psychological trauma by no fault of their own, that being said I would love to be able to take them and help them. If your looking for a project I say go for it and hopefully you can help one of these poor guys out, if not though I would stay far far away from this guy.
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        08-26-2011, 02:40 PM
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    Yes, the rider is very harsh and demanding. The Mexican saddle makes me think he might be of Mexican heritage. They ride oftimes very harshly there. They expect instant obedience and sometimes use pretty harsh spurs, and bits. Not to say all do this at all, and they have some really amazingly trained and high quality horses their, too.
    That horse strikes me as the one who has been trained to "jump now and ask how high on the way up, or else!"

    He looks to be really nicely put together, tho. He is a bit light of bone, but is he is Mexican bred, he might also be very sturdy and agile.
         
        08-26-2011, 02:53 PM
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    You are correct, Tiny. Not all Mexican trainers are abusive. My neighbor is of Mexican descent, and he trains horses. He's amazing the way he can handle the rankest of horses with ease. I wouldn't say he's the gentlest person on earth, but he's far from abusive. He turns out nice, quiet riding horses that are very well trained and responsive - not hyper or nervous at all, unlike that horse in the video...
         
        08-26-2011, 03:17 PM
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    Originally Posted by dee    
    You are correct, Tiny. Not all Mexican trainers are abusive. My neighbor is of Mexican descent, and he trains horses. He's amazing the way he can handle the rankest of horses with ease. I wouldn't say he's the gentlest person on earth, but he's far from abusive. He turns out nice, quiet riding horses that are very well trained and responsive - not hyper or nervous at all, unlike that horse in the video...

    You can tell which ones do it properly because the horses are relaxed and calm, not wound up and stiff like these horses.
         
        08-26-2011, 03:27 PM
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    Exactly. My neighbor does have one "dancing" horse, but it only "dances" in response to a specific cue. The horse seems calm when he's "dancing," he's just about like horses doing dressage - he's "on." The rest of the time, my grandkids could ride that horse.
         
        08-26-2011, 03:40 PM
      #19
    Trained
    *SHUDDERS* some nice looking horses, but who knows what issues you would be buying with them. As a project maybe, but I would think you would have to turn them out for a while to chill out, and then start from the beginning again with them, such a **** shame
         
        08-26-2011, 03:45 PM
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    Green Broke
    The grey one, Moro, he has listed looks to be a very nice horse, in spite of having his chin cranked down to his chest. Maybe the guy hasn't had him long enough to screw him up yet?

    Sad that people will use the "heritage" card to excuse abusive training methods. Makes true trainers of any nationality look bad because of an idiotic few.
         

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