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post #11 of 32 Old 05-17-2012, 10:44 AM
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wow! I'm surprised he had the strength to swim 3 miles. When I boarded at a racing stables, there was an equine pool and Most horses really had to work up to swimming for more than a minute or two.

I also kind of wonder why he would choose swimming over land - if he did spook I agree that anything could happen and he could resort to anything to get away, but isn't water usually seen as a 'danger zone' for horses?

Either way, I'm glad there was a good ending to this all.

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post #12 of 32 Old 05-17-2012, 10:48 AM
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I'm glad he was rescued, but I do have to agree about using him as a stud. Any horse that spooks that badly and stupidly isn't breeding material IMO.
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So what if he paniced. All horses can and do on occasion. That doesn't make him a "crazy ass arabian". It only makes him a scared horse with enough endurance to go out 3 miles and back.
He was smart enough to know that whatever spooked him was on that beach and he wanted as far away from it as possible.
I have seen horses and cattle run through fences when spooked.
If they are frightened enough they can do such things.
There is no such thing as a bombproof horse IMO.
Given the right conditions any horse is capable of doing something like this. Most don't have the endurance to make it back..
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post #14 of 32 Old 05-17-2012, 12:11 PM
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I also kind of wonder why he would choose swimming over land
I don't believe that he thought it through. He just reacted.

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So what if he paniced. All horses can and do on occasion. That doesn't make him a "crazy ass arabian". It only makes him a scared horse with enough endurance to go out 3 miles and back.
He was smart enough to know that whatever spooked him was on that beach and he wanted as far away from it as possible.
I have seen horses and cattle run through fences when spooked.
If they are frightened enough they can do such things.
There is no such thing as a bombproof horse IMO.
Given the right conditions any horse is capable of doing something like this. Most don't have the endurance to make it back..
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I don't think that water's the same thing as a fence. Water's very much different, and it's surprising that he chose to go diving into water – the ocean, no less – versus bolting away down the beach as a horse normally will. I seems to me that this must've been a moment of pure panic, but the horse didn't handle himself very well in this instance. If it was the waves on the sand, why would he run through them to get to the open ocean?

Seems like "screws" are loose in his brain! ;) Granted, we wouldn't know, but I do agree with some of the other posters that he shouldn't reproduce if his mind is that weak. Just my opinion, and us sitting around talking about what and why is most likely not going to change anything. The owner is not going to join Horse Forum, see that some random members are of the opinion that she should geld her stallion, agree, and do it. (:

We're all just talking :] So let's not get too up-in-arms!

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He spooked and dumped his rider. Smart enough to get rid of his rider! Went into the water away from the people on land (most likely screaming/looking aggressive and trying to throw something over his head {lasso}, yea I'd go the other way too!) and whatever spooked him. He didn't know how big that puddle was, he was trying to avoid the bruhaha behind him. So far no stupidity, just bad luck the puddle was indeed an ocean. Why can't the nay-sayers just be happy for the owners that they got their beloved horse back? As far as him being a stud...none of anyones business and not part of the story. From the photos they have online, he looks really nice.
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I don't know that brains are necessarily a part of dumping a rider. Quite often (especially in the case of a spook) it's just chance that the rider didn't stay on. I highly doubt that the crowd was screaming and acting aggressive and trying to lasso him either. Didn't the owner say he was worth $100k? I'm willing to be that a horse worth that much money had some pretty experienced handlers there.
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I prefer an Arabian with a good mind. There are enough crazy ones out there already. His stamina isn't any reason to breed on those genes, as there are plenty of intelligent, sane Arabians with stamina.

'Endurance' doesn't equate to 'crazy ass, spooky Arabian who can't do anything else'.

Actually, the horse in question is a gelding(and a multi-champion English Pleasure horse), NOT a stallion. So no worries about passing on those genes ;) The news mistakenly called him a stallion for whatever reason...

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Actually, the horse in question is a gelding, not a stallion. So no worries about passing on those genes ;) The news mistakenly called him a stallion for whatever reason...
Oh! :) The news sure does have a way with being inaccurate!! ;)

Do you know this lucky guy?
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Oh! :) The news sure does have a way with being inaccurate!! ;)

Do you know this lucky guy?
I've never seen him in person, just photos :) I do know the owner though.
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