UGH! Gunner horse dies in "training". Stupid people. - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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UGH! Gunner horse dies in "training". Stupid people.

Horse dies after controversial training method | FOX5 San Diego

Really nothing else to say. Horrible.

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post #2 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 10:46 AM
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Couldn't get video to play on mobile, but article said he started to wail and beat the horse. That is criminal, not controversial.
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post #3 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 10:56 AM
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I'm a little fuzzy on the whole story. This horse was tied to a fence or was tied up to the saddle? I've seen trainers tie to the saddle before, but NOT anywhere near tight enough to leave scars from a curb chain. The horse was in a round pen, 100% supervised and the horse was gradually introduced to the pressure and had used a curb bit before. It reminded me a lot of using side reins, teaching the horse to give to the pressure. I guess the method is only as cruel as the person carrying out the training. I can see how the above method could become very cruel, very quickly.
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post #4 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 11:02 AM
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I was fuzzy also, but I couldn't watched the video. It seems once the horse got in some major distress, the trainer started beating it.
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post #5 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 11:09 AM
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from what the video says, it SOUNDS LIKE she was tied with her head sideways to the saddle, freaked out, was getting smacked with a strap by "trainer" and broke the straps tying her. Freaked out, threw herself and smacked her head on the ground. Bleeding from the ear, and nose. Sounds like head trauma brought on by a total panic to me.
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The video said tied to saddle. Was interviewing a trainer, that use to be at that facility, stated that every horse there had scars on their chins from that type of training, where the curb cut into the chin. Said it was the way they trained all their horses. Rediculous!
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from what the video says, it SOUNDS LIKE she was tied with her head sideways to the saddle, freaked out, was getting smacked with a strap by "trainer" and broke the straps tying her. Freaked out, threw herself and smacked her head on the ground. Bleeding from the ear, and nose. Sounds like head trauma brought on by a total panic to me.
Yeah, just watched the video. I got that same impression too.
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post #8 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 02:16 PM
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What is a Gunner horse? All I got on a google search was some other horses colored similar to the one that died.
Sounds like a stupid method of training, though I am no expert.
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post #9 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 02:20 PM
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There are better ways for a horse to learn to "give" to the bit-this should be charged as animal cruelty!
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post #10 of 26 Old 09-25-2013, 03:02 PM
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What is a Gunner horse? All I got on a google search was some other horses colored similar to the one that died.
Sounds like a stupid method of training, though I am no expert.


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This is absolutely disgusting. Sucks that it takes the death of ANOTHER horse at that farm for the authorities to investigate.

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