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post #1 of 8 Old 10-05-2009, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Diving Horses... Opinions?

So, what do you guys think about diving horses? I'm writing an article (I'm considering turning it into a book if I can find enough information ).

Do you think it's ethical?

Besides the obvious dangers, can you think of any long-term dangers to the horse?


If any of you have any personal info on diving (like a grandmother was a diving girl or something), that would be so beyond amazing.

Let me know if you want me to post links to info about diving horses...

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-06-2009, 06:30 PM
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Diving horses? I've never even heard of this..i presume you mean the diving..like with water?
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-06-2009, 06:40 PM
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There's a movie.. don't recall the name of it or anything, but its about how she was diving with the horses. Its an interesting movie.
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I googled it and OMG!
I can see why its not done today
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There's a movie.. don't recall the name of it or anything, but its about how she was diving with the horses. Its an interesting movie.
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-06-2009, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, here's some info on it...

Odd Facts: The Diving Horses of Atlantic City

The Great Carver Show, Jumper, Diving Horse, and Sonora Webster the Horse Jumper.

Some pics...



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post #7 of 8 Old 10-06-2009, 08:33 PM
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I don't know much about it - I just googled it a bit.

For me the biggest problem would be forcing the horses to do it. Horses are trained to do many unnatural things, as are many other animals. I think if you trained a horse to do it, and it was willing then that would be okay. But I read a few things on people using prods and trap doors and I would be 100% against that. Also, at the larger heights the impact with water would be getting worrisome.

I don't know what injures the horse but my worry would be either fore leg or stomach trouble - depending on location of impact. Water can be very hard when hit from a decent height.
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