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    05-26-2010, 01:17 AM
  #1
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Why do people stand on horses?

Why. Why do people stand on horses? Its not cute, it dosent make your horse look bom proof, it makes you look like a person who went "HURRRR DURRR DERP DERP I going to STAND ON THE HORSE"
     
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    05-26-2010, 02:20 PM
  #2
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My sentiments exactly!

Maybe not bomb proof, but it sure makes them look fairly idiot proof, since they have an idiot standing on their back!

I never really 'got it' either as a selling point. Just looks dangerous and stupid.
     
    05-26-2010, 03:33 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Why do people go around posting rude comments towards others?

If someone wants to stand on their horse, I could care less. You won't find me standing on mine, but if someone else wants to stand on theirs... more power to them.
     
    05-26-2010, 03:38 PM
  #4
Weanling
When I see ads for horses and there's a picture of someone standing on the horse's back, I lose interest in the horse immediately.

I'm not planning on using my horse to stand on, so I don't see it as a selling point.
     
    05-26-2010, 03:56 PM
  #5
Trained
LOL, I used to stand on my horses when I was a kid while trying to pretend to be a trick rider. I kept trying to get them to walk and they'd look at me like "freaking idiot, sit down and THEN I'll walk."

I don't understand it as a selling point though. I'd rather see a video of the horse loading calmly into a two horse straight load!
     
    05-26-2010, 04:02 PM
  #6
Trained
People do it because it works. It's sad but if you go to a sale and the bidding slows down the person riding it will stand on the horses back and get two or three more bids. I used to sell a few horses every year at catalog horse sales and I taught my oldest son how to ride them in the ring and the last thing he would do is stand up on thier backs and we would get 2-300 dollars more because some fool thought it made the horse more broke. The fact is that the horse can't see you very well so they mostly don't know what you are doing anyway.
     
    05-26-2010, 04:21 PM
  #7
Trained
I will occasionally do it for fun but I don't understand it as a selling point at all.... we have a few apple trees & scout will eat apples off & I will stand on his back & pick them high up the tree hah
     
    05-26-2010, 04:24 PM
  #8
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ptvintage    
When I see ads for horses and there's a picture of someone standing on the horse's back, I lose interest in the horse immediately.

I'm not planning on using my horse to stand on, so I don't see it as a selling point.
^^agreed. To me it's a very negative selling point, because it tells me a bit about the type of people that have been working with this horse
     
    05-26-2010, 04:29 PM
  #9
Showing
Show me a horse walking over a tarp, through water, with a plastic bag being shaken in his face. If he's quiet through all of that, I'm buying him!

Standing on the horse tells me exactly nothing, except that someone either has a good sense of balance or low common sense.
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    05-26-2010, 04:43 PM
  #10
Showing
That is one good point. I had never thought about that. Hmm....I guess horse owners take pride in being able to show their horse tolerates a lot more than your average horse?

The only time I've ever questioned it is when you can definitely tell that the horse is really not impressed with them doing it, but they are tolerating it.
     

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