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        03-15-2013, 11:55 AM
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    Foal
    War Horse

    We just read the book "War Horse" by Micheal Murpurgo in Language Arts and we're now watching the movie. So my question, do you think what happens between Joey and Albert is actually possible? They dramatize how Joey and Albert have this bond, and a once-crazy Throughbred/Irish Draft cross was transformed into a perfect horse that followed around Albert, galloped to him from across a field when he whistled, and would take a yoke as long as Albert put the yoke around his neck first.
         
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        03-15-2013, 12:15 PM
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    Weanling
    Of course! My horse was once that "crazy horse" once. After bringing him home he changed completely. Even after I don't see him for months I have a special whistle and he trots up to me, like we would do every day. I have had him for almost 11 years, we have an amazing bond and nothing could ever break it!
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        03-15-2013, 12:28 PM
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    Foal
    The thing is, in the movie it suggests that Albert didn't really have any knowledge of horses. Yet he perfectly trains this crazy young horse. Like, Joey sees Albert and he decides he'll always submit and he'll be his "master"
         
        03-15-2013, 12:32 PM
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    Foal
    Even though I really didn't care for the movie, I do beleive that horses can have that strong of a bond with an individual. My first horse was the horse that I was bonded to the most. She came to me from being a "lawn ornament" most of her life and had never been ridden. Since I was only 9 when I got her, my mom wouldn't let me ride her unless she was with me. I would go and brush her and pet her and braid her mane and tail. One day, I got the courage to stand in the manger and get on her back. From that day on, we bonded. She would do anything I asked her to do and only started getting stubborn in her older years. RIP Nimara...I still love and think of you often.
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        03-15-2013, 12:33 PM
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    Weanling
    It's a movie lol, fiction.


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    The thing is, in the movie it suggests that Albert didn't really have any knowledge of horses. Yet he perfectly trains this crazy young horse. Like, Joey sees Albert and he decides he'll always submit and he'll be his "master"
         
        03-15-2013, 12:39 PM
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    Foal
    Haha, that's what I was thinking :P
         
        03-15-2013, 05:50 PM
      #7
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    Originally Posted by QH Lover    
    The thing is, in the movie it suggests that Albert didn't really have any knowledge of horses. Yet he perfectly trains this crazy young horse. Like, Joey sees Albert and he decides he'll always submit and he'll be his "master"
    Lorenzo bought a young horse and hadn't a clue as to how to handle them!
    Back in the early 1900s all farm hands would have had dealings with horses so, he would not have been without experience.

    As for a bond, yes, it is possible.
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        03-16-2013, 01:04 AM
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    Yearling
    I do believe a horse can have a strong bond with a human, some of the things in the movie were a little far fetched, obviously for drama.....
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        03-16-2013, 01:13 AM
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    Yearling
    The movie I did not like so much, the book and the play was fantastic. I had a bond with a cow at collage, no body could do any thing with her but I could get on her and ride around the yard .,even after she had a calf she would come to me just from seeing me next to the fence so animal do forum strong bond with people that much I know is true
         

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