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post #11 of 126 Old 06-15-2011, 07:48 PM
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What're you guys talking about; you're being so mean. This is OBVIOUSLY the only way to work with horses, and none of you are ever going to tame a wild mustang like me because he won't love you if you use mean whips and fences. They all need to run wild and free with us!
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post #12 of 126 Old 06-15-2011, 07:59 PM
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Well, I guess I need to carry my laptop out to the barn and show Scout that he really ought to be terribly resentful of me riding him, with saddle, bridle, bit, and occasionally spurs no less. He must really be confused, to come galloping up to meet me when he sees me coming with the saddle.

Honestly, the amount of ignorance, false logic, and misinformation in the dressage critique alone is astounding. That being said, thanks for the link, Spyder! I haven't had this good of a laugh in a while!

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post #13 of 126 Old 06-15-2011, 08:08 PM
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I attempted to read it but I only got past the first paragraph before the flashing picture got too annoying. Note to future horse gurus, making people want to spork themselves in the eyes when visiting your site is not good marketing strategy.
I had a little snort/giggle fit when I read this, haha
I agree though. I had to scroll and adjust the window so I could avoid looking at the stupid flashing thing.

I'm also amused by the word choice. It's like they wrote those blurbs, then used a thesaurus to insert lots of unnecessary, inflated vocabulary. Sorry, but it doesn't make that crap sound any more intelligent.
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post #14 of 126 Old 06-15-2011, 08:12 PM
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I'm also amused by the word choice. It's like they wrote those blurbs, then used a thesaurus to insert lots of unnecessary, inflated vocabulary. Sorry, but it doesn't make that crap sound any more intelligent.
I loved the bizarre use of the word "magnanimous" in the fifth paragraph of the What is Friendship Training article.

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Hey, suits me fine. More business for me and other folks like me LOL.

I bet Pokey would love this. His mentality toward humans is "Feed me and then leave me the hell alone . Don't touch me, don't pet me, don't even look at me because I don't like you and I want you to go away."


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The horse incidentally learns all his basic ground and riding cue/responses he will need before he ever experiences haltering or the oppositional pressure of restriction.
And to think, I've spent the last 20 years or so learning how to teach horses to give to pressure so that they can be ridden effectively when all I needed to do was sit indian style in the middle of his pasture and send happy thoughts his way.

When will people figure out that horses don't need friends. They are herd animals and they need an alpha. If you don't fill those shoes, they will.

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Oh my, I almost snorted my brains out of my nose when reading the dressage section. Gees, I never realised that I only ride dressage for fame, money and an easy ride. Yep, spot on there, clearly I'm rich and famous, and all I do is sit there and do nothing, while leaning on a curb and cruel 'chin chain' with my toes stuck out and spurs stuck in :)
Apparently we are making 'try-hard' war horses too... wow, now where's my amour??

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This is the bull-crap that gets children injured or killed.

Another culprit for Black Stallion Syndrome.

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post #18 of 126 Old 06-15-2011, 08:34 PM
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The first is simply determining the type of relationship you want to share with your horse. If it is one of simply controlling and training a large animal, then one or another of the traditional training formats should suffice to one degree or another. But if you were looking for different, something above and beyond that normal, dictatorial type of relationship, then it would be essential to seek alternate methods of interaction.
What other type of relationship would you want with a horse? I thought the reason we own horses is to do exactly this-control and train a large animal.

My horses are happy, relaxed, submissive and obedient BECAUSE I am a dictator. I am not a friend to any of them-I am someone they trust, respect, and want to follow.

If I want a friend, I call one of my buddies and go out and do something. I don't need a large, dumb animal to be my BFF.
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Here is the original link/organization..


Friendship Training

Ummm Part 1




Ummm ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE






In all of our Friendship Training exercises, three guidelines are strictly adhered to:

I. Freedom of Choice (We ask, instead of ordering.)

II. Freedom of Movement (No restriction of any kind is used for teaching/training.)

III. Freedom of Expression (The horse is always encouraged to express their feelings as long as it does not in any way injure their human teacher.

MORE ummmmmm...................

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I had a little snort/giggle fit when I read this, haha
I agree though. I had to scroll and adjust the window so I could avoid looking at the stupid flashing thing.

I'm also amused by the word choice. It's like they wrote those blurbs, then used a thesaurus to insert lots of unnecessary, inflated vocabulary. Sorry, but it doesn't make that crap sound any more intelligent.

Sounds like the got their training writing spin for a politician.
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