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    08-26-2011, 05:38 PM
  #21
Trained
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Originally Posted by jumanji321    
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:

Handsome Dan being worked with long riens - YouTube
These people are idiots. Do you have any idea how physically difficult it is to step like that for taht long. I only watched half of the video and the horse was working up a good sweat.
     
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    08-26-2011, 06:39 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by churumbeque    
These people are idiots. Do you have any idea how physically difficult it is to step like that for taht long. I only watched half of the video and the horse was working up a good sweat.

Yes I do, I could see him getting tired and hear his breathing getting quite rapid. There is a reason horses at high levels of dressage only do it for a short amount of time.
     
    08-26-2011, 07:10 PM
  #23
Yearling
I do want a project horse. Also, I did not see that video of handsome Dan. It downright pissed me off >:O Thanks for all the feedback guys. I did see him in person and I still want him so I might get him =)
     
    08-26-2011, 07:15 PM
  #24
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Originally Posted by redape49    
I do want a project horse. Also, I did not see that video of handsome Dan. It downright pissed me off >:O Thanks for all the feedback guys. I did see him in person and I still want him so I might get him =)

I just double clicked on the video for the ad you posted to access the sellers YT account. Showed the other three he's selling with links to their ads as well. The guy likes the word "dancing" quite a bit.
     
    08-26-2011, 07:32 PM
  #25
Yearling
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Originally Posted by jumanji321    
I just double clicked on the video for the ad you posted to access the sellers YT account. Showed the other three he's selling with links to their ads as well. The guy likes the word "dancing" quite a bit.
I think he thinks it sounds appealing.
     
    08-26-2011, 08:46 PM
  #26
Weanling
I like him, I would by him. But that's just me.
     
    08-29-2011, 09:06 PM
  #27
Weanling
This guys an idiot that trys to pass himselve off as a real trainer.
     
    08-31-2011, 01:33 PM
  #28
Weanling
Ok, I need to ask a dumb question - where is everyone finding the video?! Lol when I click on it there is no link to it.
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    08-31-2011, 04:54 PM
  #29
Weanling
You could not possibly pay me enough money to convince me to take a horse that had been charro trained.
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    08-31-2011, 05:10 PM
  #30
Teen Forum Moderator
I am personally disgusted by the way these animals are trained and treated. You can tell that all of those stallions are beginning to or already have formed upside-down necks from being ridden with their heads so high and tucked at the crest. Standard practice with this kind of riding is to have the horse hold it's head high to look 'proud' and rounding, flexation, etc- are never taught to the animals. They are ridded in curb bits, as you'll see if you zoom in to the ads.

If you're a very experienced rider who is willing to pay for the horse to be cut, can accomodate it as it's testosterone levels out, and you're willing to work with a horse who most likely reacts to fear, pain, and roughness rather than light aids and reward methods- then go for it. If any of these things make you think twice though, I'd say move on.
     



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