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        09-05-2011, 09:04 AM
      #51
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by kat1985    
    speaking from personal experience, my mare WAS trained this way. I never knew until about a year after I adopted her and came into contact with her former owner by chance. She became so petrified of people that these "trainers" were unable to sell her. She was picked up by a local dealer where this woman bought her BECAUSE SHE FELT BAD FOR HER. She literally had to be ace'd to be backed, loaded, feet trimmed, anything.

    Yes, my mare probably would have seen a far worse fate if her former owner didn't buy her up. But let me tell you this horse RUINED her 20 year riding career, she became so afraid of what this mare could do that she still to this day will never mount a horse again

    And just to give you a time frame: it took my horse 5 years of sitting untouched in pasture (while her former owner still had her) and then another year and a half (once I got her) of being handled and retrained under saddle for her to trust people again and be ready to even START a discipline. Not weeks, not months, I'm talking YEARS. Even still there are some things that she will never get over...

    Treating an animal this way can and WILL scar them for life. Just please be totally sure that you can see this horse all the way through if you decide to go forward with this and be ready to handle whatever you cannot change. The time, money, and patience involved is something that is not for everyone. Not saying that you can't handle it by any means (i somehow did!) or that this horse will be the same way, but just want to give you a picture of what you COULD be up against
    I'm not buying the horse to far away or I would. I have rescued 6 horses total. I now have a two yr old that was untouched and was a rearing mess she no longer rears and is progressing at an amazing pace. That said he would be a project horse and most don't have a quick fix they will require alot of time ,love, and patience.
         
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        09-05-2011, 09:29 AM
      #52
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by kat1985    
    not weeks, not months, I'm talking YEARS. Even still there are some things that she will never get over...

    Treating an animal this way can and WILL scar them for life.
    I will agree with that statement. I have a horse now that is in his teens, and was very badly mistreated by an abusive trainer (not this style, but just as bad physically) as a 2 and 3 year old. It took me years to undo the mental damage done to him. Even now he is still very spooky and nervous around strange people, especially men. There are very few people he will relax around.

    That won't be the case with all horses treated this way, but a large percentage of them will take more than just a couple months to recover from it.
         
        09-05-2011, 09:35 AM
      #53
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Calmwaters    
    Do you see it now. I know there are bad ones I have seen a few when I have visited I am just saying there are also alot of good ones that I have also seen.
    I do. Thanks.

    I think it is a cultural thing and sadly, an accepted training method in Mexico.

    I am sorry about your dog.
         
        09-05-2011, 10:05 AM
      #54
    Weanling
    Thanks Bailey she was such a good girl. It hurt me much more when he did that than all the times he beat me. The physical wounds healed alot faster than the emotinal ones.
         
        10-01-2011, 05:35 PM
      #55
    Weanling
    If I were you id just keep goin. Forget you ever even saw this horse. They train theses horses to dance by tying them and whipping their feet, causing them to be very very nervous horses. My friend bought a rescue who had this treatment done to him and he had to be put down because he was just a frantic nervous mess all the time and got to be dangerous.
         
        10-01-2011, 07:48 PM
      #56
    Yearling
    Need to send my appy up there for a few days and I guarantee you that guy would never whip a horse again.
    AllegroAdante and EthanQ like this.
         
        10-02-2011, 12:21 AM
      #57
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz    
    Need to send my appy up there for a few days and I guarantee you that guy would never whip a horse again.
    My App would do the same thing....I kept hoping that Dan would just load up and kick the *(&$ out of him. That just makes me sick!
         
        10-02-2011, 12:35 AM
      #58
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by AllegroAdante    
    My App would do the same thing....I kept hoping that Dan would just load up and kick the *(&$ out of him. That just makes me sick!

    When I got my app he had been abused and he will not tolerate it. It's sickening to see him turn on people knowing how sweet he really is but you don't dare ever take a whip him or you just opened a can of worms you don't want to mess with. I wished just one good time that horse would either turn and clobber the snot out of that man or just start backing and kicking cause my app would have killed that man, lord knows he has definitely injured enough people for stupid behaviors.
         

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