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post #1 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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horse show gone wrong!!!!!

i HAD to share this video as soon as my riding instructor showed it to me! i could not believe it when they did not get the other horses out of the arena as soon as that one started acing up, this is a national horse show and the horses are doing this?!?!??? i personally think these horses are to highstrung, or something, because my horse has had plenty of things dragging behind him uncontrolled, and other horses have hit him. maybe the show and all its business got to the horses or something if you watch really closely alot of the horses actually HIT people straight on! i couldnt believe it, but no horses are people were hurt, exept for one lady that got a broken leg, but you gotta admit, some parts are pretty funny, im amazed alll the horses were fine afterward.



they are beautiful horses tho! haha it is quite the PLEASURE class!

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post #2 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 09:04 PM
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Was that last horse really okay?! He went down so hard :(

Wow... that was nuts! I didn't understand why all those people were trying to catch the horses when they were running, I mean, I get that the cart was attached and thats dangerous and all- but it seemed to make them really a lot more fearful... the announcer was right in saying everyone should let him run it out... the cart only flipped over when he was dodging past everyone trying to catch him...

wow o.o

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post #3 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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Wow what a disaster! I Completely agree! they should have just let him run it out! Noooo thank you!
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post #4 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 09:13 PM
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UGH ive watchd this before! Its crazy!!!The horses that are running more look like there having fun honestly xD!!! I couldnt believe how they were running at the OTHER horses and people my gosh!!!

But people really should have just stayed in the middle and stayed calm and let the horse run it all out. Would have gone a lot better. But I guess when your panicing you dont think.
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post #5 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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Agreed but sometimes these things happen, especially in driving classes. The horse that started the riot was an age old veteran of shows and never done anything like this before. They're still not sure if he got stung, or if his tail got tangled and he panicked, but this is a completely natural response.

And yes, being Arabs, they are naturally pretty hyped up especially being showhorses they're probably stalled a lot. The people running around did NOT help whatsoever.

Personally though, I've yet to see a driving video where something happened and the animals didn't bolt. I'm not sure if it's because they never get quite used to the cart or if it's the blinder, but go check out YouTube. Everything from Draft horses to competition driving horses, and anytime the cart tips or the rider loses control, the animals bolt and they bolt HARD.

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I mean, think and think hard - when's the last time you saw a horse dump a rider at a fence and STAY? Easily 75% of the time they bolt back for the barn if they're in an outdoor ring, maybe more. This is no different except these horses actually having something "chasing" them!

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post #6 of 22 Old 10-24-2009, 09:37 PM
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How awful! It's amazing everything turned out okay.
Macabre, those other videos were terrifying, especially the last one. Hopefully those two that were dragged were okay!

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Agreed but sometimes these things happen, especially in driving classes. The horse that started the riot was an age old veteran of shows and never done anything like this before. They're still not sure if he got stung, or if his tail got tangled and he panicked, but this is a completely natural response.

And yes, being Arabs, they are naturally pretty hyped up especially being showhorses they're probably stalled a lot. The people running around did NOT help whatsoever.

Personally though, I've yet to see a driving video where something happened and the animals didn't bolt. I'm not sure if it's because they never get quite used to the cart or if it's the blinder, but go check out YouTube. Everything from Draft horses to competition driving horses, and anytime the cart tips or the rider loses control, the animals bolt and they bolt HARD.

Examples:

YouTube - Runaway horse and carriage ride

YouTube - Horses out of control

YouTube - Horses at a Parade Break Loose

I mean, think and think hard - when's the last time you saw a horse dump a rider at a fence and STAY? Easily 75% of the time they bolt back for the barn if they're in an outdoor ring, maybe more. This is no different except these horses actually having something "chasing" them!
its just a cool video tho cuz all the hroses are like dominos, one freaks, then it stops and teh next one does, then that one stops and the NEXT one does...

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It's a typical flight reaction of the horse... they feel like they are being chased by something (can't see it cause of blinders) so they bolt. It makes sense... but seriously- don't get in the middle of it.

That last video I have seen on TV before... it makes the horses seem like they are these vicious animals. makes me mad!

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There is a big difference between a horse running at people and people stepping in front of a running horse. Those people in the first video were typical of the kind of city-bred "horse people" that you see in the show world and in particular the arab show world. Had everybody just gone to the inside and kept the horse from cutting in nothing bad would have happened but everyone wanted to be a hero and bring the wild out of control horse to a stop. Did you hear how many people were saying Whoa or Ho? Did they think that the horse would all of a sudden say "hey that was the sixteenth whoa I just heard I better stop"? I think I would have been unhooking my horse and getting the hell out of there.

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man the last video is harsh. Those last 2 went down hard and were dragged.

I'd hate to be the people who own all of that equipment though. I mean, carriages they use in those shows are EXPENSIVE!!! Those horses turn them into a pile of bent toothpicks.

The first video, I think they should have gotten the horses out one by one until the loose horse was caught. One spooked horse leads to MANY spooked horses.
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