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    04-23-2012, 08:21 PM
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Trained
The plethera of "abuse" videos...

So I have noticed that there has been quite a few "abuse" videos posted lately...in my opinion, they are not abuse, mostly bad practices.

It worries me that anyone with a camera on their phone can post a video of me doing something with my horse, post it to YouTube and label me a horse abuser. I shouldn't have to look around or be concerned with who is recording me if my horse needs to be disciplined in public.

Does anyone else find this concerning?
     
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    04-23-2012, 08:24 PM
  #2
Trained
Absolutely scary. Could happen to any of us, almost any day. All some person with little knowledge and a camera has to do is post pics......there wil be more nuts to jump on the wagon. It is a really slippery slope. My fear is that the "peter and the Wold" thing will happen, and when there is REAL abuse, none will listen. Sort of like when folks say they will ruth or send a horse to auction if not sold today...... I am tired of it.
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    04-23-2012, 08:25 PM
  #3
Trained
LOL, nope. If they videotape me, they probably know who I am & who I roll with, so I doubt they would want to do that. But I see your point Chickie, I think it's bs.
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    04-23-2012, 08:32 PM
  #4
Yearling
Your horse, your CHILDREN, your dog, the neighbors kids..... don't discipline them or you are a horrible monster. BLECH GAG Whatever...

But yeah I whole heartedly agree with this post!! It is disturbing. There really isn't a privacy law I know of to CYOA in this instance. I'd assume, the best you could do is file slander charges IF you could identify the posters and commentators calling you an abuser.
Can you imagine the financial burden that would place on a horse owner trying to defend their reputation in an industry where your rep is everything?
     
    04-23-2012, 08:34 PM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by franknbeans    
Absolutely scary. Could happen to any of us, almost any day. All some person with little knowledge and a camera has to do is post pics......there wil be more nuts to jump on the wagon. It is a really slippery slope. My fear is that the "peter and the Wold" thing will happen, and when there is REAL abuse, none will listen. Sort of like when folks say they will ruth or send a horse to auction if not sold today...... I am tired of it.
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
LOL, nope. If they videotape me, they probably know who I am & who I roll with, so I doubt they would want to do that. But I see your point Chickie, I think it's bs.
Nice, I wish I packed some clout
     
    04-23-2012, 08:50 PM
  #6
Green Broke
I was recently riding a very green 2 yr old around at a quarter horse show. There was a woman recording, I'm not quite sure what exactly she was recording. But the mare bulked an started backing up out of nowhere she backed into 2 other horses which caused quite a scene. Just as I was considering over an undering an spuring her forward I looked over an the camera was on me. The horse was still backing in that moment so I took a breath an asked the horse to whoa. Once she stopped I asked her to go forward an she trotted off calmly.

Who knows what she was recording or why but I wasn't about to take a chance an put my bosses reputations on the line. Whenever I am riding around at a show I try my best to ride quiet an calmly. I feel if your going to really get after a horse it needs to be at home. Causing as scene in public is never good. Unless the situation really calls for it. Anything you do can be misconstrued into something it's not. Narrow minded ignorant people can be very dangerous.
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    04-23-2012, 08:51 PM
  #7
Weanling
Yes, it is very scary! You hit the nail on the head. I'm very thankful I live out in the country where traffic is low and neighbors are 1/4 mi.away. There are too many people who don't understand.
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    04-23-2012, 08:58 PM
  #8
Yearling
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Originally Posted by .Delete.    
Causing as scene in public is never good. Unless the situation really calls for it. Anything you do can be misconstrued into something it's not. Narrow minded ignorant people can be very dangerous.
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This is so very true. It wouldn't matter that she was a danger, just that you abused the poor lil poneh!
     
    04-23-2012, 09:12 PM
  #9
Started
In my opinion, all the "questionable" training should be done at home, in your own barn. If you go to a show and things go awry, you have to realize that not only are you in a public place with video cameras, you are also in a public place where other children might mimic your behavior, judges might be watching the warm up, etc. etc. If you are not prepared to be able to deal with your horse in a moderately acceptable fashion at a show, you shouldn't be showing. If there is an "emergency", you're going to have to take your chances. But if you are picking big battles in the warm-up pen, it's not going to make much difference.

I think AQHA did a good job of addressing this problem by banning any equipment that is illegal from showing to also be illegal from use in the warm-up pens. Go hanky shank your horses at home, then bring them in. I don't want to see that stuff, I don't care what reason there is.

You wouldn't spank your kids for misbehaving in the middle of a public place, you have to find another way to deal with the problem, or just take the kid/horse out of the situation.
     
    04-23-2012, 09:14 PM
  #10
Trained
These recent "abuse" posts are just ridiculous and out of line.

It is scary as to what people can record. And edit! Photoshop! And whatever else can be done.
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