The naration on the second video says that it may be the first time a zebra has ever been trained. It's sad that anybody would think that. It also leads a viewer to believe that it is showing clips of the zebras training over time but the trainer is wearing the exact same clothes when he is driving the perfectly well mannered zebra as he is when he is trying to ride the wild rogue man killing zebra.
Kevin: hahaha that was funny when you were like, "look a little closer, the girl has a beard" lol Love it dude! I'm also with you on your first post to this thread. Although I always thought it would be very intersting to ride a zebra, I agree with the fact that they can be bastards, and zorses too! But, I do have to say, zebras are really pretty looking.
I just looked at that weird website about riding animals other than horses. I found that pretty interesting! I've always wondered if it was possible to ride a deer or something rather, yet thought it would be mighty uncomfortable too haha. As for the ostrage (or however you spell it lol) I've seen people ride them before, I've always wanted to do that! Who would have ever thought of riding a large bird? Lol weird.
You better watch the video a little closer. That "girl" has a beard!!! There is a much larger zebra in the background so I would assume that the one being ridden is young. The saddle needs a britchen like mule riders use to keep it from sliding forward.
I could have sworn watching it the first time that it was a girl... but now that you told me that I have no idea how I could have mistaken it!
I can't remember where but I was looking through horse breeding websites around the states. And found a zebra farm. Where the breed zebras and zorses. And they trained their zebras well enough for kids to ride. And they were perfectly well behaved. People even rode them backwards. And laid out in the pasture with them while the zebras were laying down. So saying it isn't possible isn't true. You just haven't found it yet. And as for saying we shouldn't who says we shouldn't? We shouldn't have captured and raised horses in the beginning either but now i'm glad we did. Dogs also came from wolves and had to be domesticated. It may be stupid to train a zebra now but once we (if we) get them more domesticated who knows that might be as a good as a horse!