Well, since we didn't see any dangerous behavior to start, I don't know why they began with aggressive methods. It might be that they have seen what the horse does first but the guy holding him in the beginning made it sound like he picks up the front but simply didn't try the back.
The way this video is shot it is as though they are trying to fight with the horse. I tend to not like fighting. I will if needed but they are setting this horse up to be defensive. Why wouldn't the horse try to kick the guy, he started with aggressive behavior toward the horse the second he met him and kept the pressure on.
I think there are a lot better ways to get that job done. The way they did it, risked the health of the horse and someone getting kicked but good. Also, by rough handling him, they are not teaching him to trust and be comfortable with handling, they are teaching him people are aggressive. That could end poorly.
There are way too many videos on youtube of people using flooding techniques, I think people think it is the only way to get the job done. I find that very sad. I think this horse would have responded better to some steady, calm, fair ground work. Who wouldn't?
Last edited by Inga; 12-30-2013 at 06:28 AM.