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        04-10-2013, 02:40 PM
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    Originally Posted by Iseul    
    I have to agree with Alex. That horse would've been shot. That was no "random kick because the rider fell and spooked the horse", that horse completely swung his hind around and kicked at her.

    I also have a feeling that isn't the first time that horse has kicked at a person.
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    Oh believe me, I completely agree with you. There is nothing accidental about that kick. It was a very well aimed kick.
         
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        04-10-2013, 02:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by NBEventer    
    Oh believe me, I completely agree with you. There is nothing accidental about that kick. It was a very well aimed kick.
    Yep. I don't know how the owner could justify it. The horse wasn't scared, he took deliberate aim and let fly.

    He'd have been off to the rendering company the same afternoon if he was one of mine.
         
        04-10-2013, 02:48 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    100% intentional. He swung out, aimed and kicked and NOT out of fear.
         
        04-10-2013, 02:52 PM
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    Foal
    Don't get me wrong that that kick wasn't intentional from the horse, but I can't say as I blame the horse, although, I probably would of shot him myself. That teen is **** lucky she had a helmet on though. He definitely knew what he was aiming for, but I think the teen was a moron for trying to jump in the cold, on frozen ground, without a saddle, while someone was filming. I wish there was more video, because I sure that there were signs from the horse that this was going to occur. If I was the horse, I would of kicked her too for making me jump in the cold on frozen ground.
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        04-10-2013, 02:57 PM
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    Yearling
    That horse will make a nice bottle of glue, or maybe a tasty lasagna. Sure as hell wouldn't be standing in my pasture munching on my money with an attitude like that.
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        04-10-2013, 02:59 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    The FIRST thing I thought when I saw that video was ...How the heck does this girl say she was accidentally kicked?! She got nailed by that horse, he knew exactly what he was doing! Notice how his feet hit the ground first and then he kicked out, as he was looking behind him even. I'm glad she's ok, but it's very unfortunate that she doesn't understand her horse well enough to know that he intended to kick her! If my horse ever kicked me like that he/she better hope it goes ahead and kills me!
         
        04-10-2013, 03:17 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by EmsTNWalkers    
    The FIRST thing I thought when I saw that video was ...How the heck does this girl say she was accidentally kicked?! She got nailed by that horse, he knew exactly what he was doing! Notice how his feet hit the ground first and then he kicked out, as he was looking behind him even. I'm glad she's ok, but it's very unfortunate that she doesn't understand her horse well enough to know that he intended to kick her! If my horse ever kicked me like that he/she better hope it goes ahead and kills me!

    You nailed it in this post.

    Yes, that horse meant to get her, and did.

    And I would be willing to bet that horse is spoiled brat all the time, and she doesn't know it.

    Another one of the "oh we have an amazing bond" crowd.

    If that is bonding? I'll take disinterested thank you.
         
        04-10-2013, 03:26 PM
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    The horse definitely aimed that kick at her and meant it but so said - how much of that behavior was caused by her own actions - playing about with a horse like its 'toy', generally pissing it off to the point that it wanted to get its own back, not respecting how dangerous even the most reliable ones can be if the mood takes them.
    The horse gets the blame for what might have been the riders fault.
    Did it have such a good nature that she pushed it to extremes?
    Its why I get so angry with these idiots who think its OK to take silly risks to prove how great they are, how much their horse trusts them, crawling under horses, running around with them like they're an oversized dog, playing stupid games and then it all goes pear shaped and the horse is shot for being dangerous.
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        04-10-2013, 03:33 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by EmsTNWalkers    
    The FIRST thing I thought when I saw that video was ...How the heck does this girl say she was accidentally kicked?! She got nailed by that horse, he knew exactly what he was doing! Notice how his feet hit the ground first and then he kicked out, as he was looking behind him even. I'm glad she's ok, but it's very unfortunate that she doesn't understand her horse well enough to know that he intended to kick her! If my horse ever kicked me like that he/she better hope it goes ahead and kills me!
    I completely agree. She probably thinks that they have a bond. No, he knew what he was doing. Obviously she doesn't understand her horse as well as she thought she did. There is no way that horse would be walking if he intentionally did that to me. Although, as I stated before I can't blame him for doing it by the looks of the video. I am sure he gave her plenty of warning signs before it happend, but I still wouldn't own a horse with that kind of killer attitude. My bossy mare that was given to me because she was a "kicker" knows better then to kick out of me, cause she is going to get it right across her rump with the carrot stick if she even thinks about raising a hoof to me. The first month I had her and she got whacked a couple of times, she hasn't raised a hoof since.
         
        04-10-2013, 03:39 PM
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    Foal
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    Originally Posted by jaydee    
    The horse definitely aimed that kick at her and meant it but so said - how much of that behavior was caused by her own actions - playing about with a horse like its 'toy', generally pissing it off to the point that it wanted to get its own back, not respecting how dangerous even the most reliable ones can be if the mood takes them.
    The horse gets the blame for what might have been the riders fault.
    Did it have such a good nature that she pushed it to extremes?
    Its why I get so angry with these idiots who think its OK to take silly risks to prove how great they are, how much their horse trusts them, crawling under horses, running around with them like they're an oversized dog, playing stupid games and then it all goes pear shaped and the horse is shot for being dangerous.
    That is why I wish there was more video. I am sure that horse gave her plenty of warning signs telling her to back off. She is only 18, and I remember when I was 18, I did some pretty stupid stunts on my horse. Especially since she had a friend "filming" it. I just don't see where this kick was accidental though, that horse aimed for her head and she is lucky to be alive. I would never be able to trust that horse again, not would I ever be able to sell him to someone for fear he would do the same thing, so it would be better that if he was put down.
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