Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
I see an utterly terrified horse who is desperatly trying to comply but not being given the option, a "trainer" who is a bully and what amount to horse ABUSE in that video. It is called Flooding and is a barbaric method of essentialy overwhelming a horse to the point that it shuts down as it has no other option.
I don't see submission from that horse, I see pain, fear and confusion. A horse will only wet itself in fear or pain, never in submission and normaly a horse wetting itself is something they do when they think they are going to die. It is a natural response to fear, they empty the bladder so that they can run faster as they are not carrying the weight of a full bladder. It is rare even in wild Zebras. It does not release anxiety, if anything it increases the flight response.
If the horse where truely aggressive then it wouldnt be searching for treats at 00:30-00:36. Having delt with truely agresssive horses an agressive horse would have been having a go at him through the bars. I've had a horse come over a stable door, pick a girl up by the ear and throw them accross the yard (unfortunatly minus thier ear). We had the horse shot the next day.
Reeco was a badly handled horse, you could not get a line anywhere near his back end, he freaked (bad handling in his past caused massive amounts of fear), he has come right and can now be longreined on a figure of 8 with no issues, including having a line up his backside. I can pull his tail no issues and he will let me put a passoa on him too. How did I do this? well it certainly wasnt by flooding. It was by working calmly, consistantly, with a firm hand and over the period of 6 weeks.
The video did make me laugh though, the guy is so clearly incompetant it is unreal. Getting tangled in your lines happens occassionaly but it is a rare thing normaly after a horse has done something unexpected and you've had to scramble to keep up and stay in control, it should not happen nearly every time you take a step.
If you are the voice of the horse then you are a p*ss poor effort. It is very obvious that you don't have the neuroscience degree otherwise you would know that what you posted was NOT a scientificly acceptable form of proof. it is mearly an abstract which without the rest of the paper is as useless as a chocolate teapot! Also scientific fact when it comes to biology and medicine is rarely concrete and is often disprooven very quickly.
We have very little understanding of the brain itself. Yes we have labeled parts, can tell what they do in a normal brain, sometimes in a not so normal brain, but we cannot explain everything. What makes us alive? what gives us sentience? when a portion of the brain is damaged sometimes the entire brain rewires itself, what causes this and how it does so we still have very little understanding of.
It is plainly obvious that you are a NED (or a CHAV). A clear cut case of "all the gear, no idea" and "A little knowlege is very dangerous, far more dangerous then non".
Please please go away. I saw your "I'm leaving" post and was glad you were going as is may save a few lives. So please dissapear, you are not wanted here!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT