Horse shows are cruel and horsemen are idiots.
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Horse shows are cruel and horsemen are idiots.

This is a discussion on Horse shows are cruel and horsemen are idiots. within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • Cruel-to-her-horse show
  • Horse shows are for idiots

Like Tree280Likes

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-15-2011, 03:49 AM
  #1
Trained
Horse shows are cruel and horsemen are idiots.

Please kill me now. Or at least completely block me form these videos, because I'm obsessed with the wackiness...


What really kills me about this guy is that he STARTS going in the right direction, then BAM he goes off on a huge rant with ridiculous ideas about what "Actually happens" in this arena.

What is this STUPID idea about barb wire making a reining horse plant their feet? Deadened tail and ear nerves (Illegal btw)? Marbels in the shoes? SHOCKING?

Sure, you get those idiots at the run-down rodeos with them crazy cowboys who are shocking all those bucking horses...But for the love of god, when was the last time you saw ANY decent rodeo do that? The bucking straps are lined with fleece for christ's sake....

I've never done any of those ridiculous tricks he's come up with. Have you?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    10-15-2011, 04:10 AM
  #2
Green Broke
If only I knew all those tricks before show season ended.... oh well, next year ;)
Honestly don't let it bother you, he's just one of those extreme people. Theres no use arguing with him, he seems pretty stubborn, lol. Oh well, I enjoy my horse shows, I think I need to make me one of those, what was it?, the 'i love me' wall or something? Hahaha.
Does anyone know where I can buy some marbles?
SorrelHorse likes this.
     
    10-15-2011, 11:03 AM
  #3
Yearling
You hit the nail on the head SorrelHorse! I love to hate him too. I saw him ride for the first time last night. Hahahahaha!!!! OMG he rides a horse just like you'd expect a ******ed loud-mouth truck-driver gunsel to ride. Looks like a monkey on a sheepdog. Has no control of where his horse is going. His horses have no rate and just go where they want with their head in the air (big surprise, huh?) And he's GIVING PEOPLE INSTRUCTION! I can only imagine the people who show up at his "clinics".

The thing is, he insults people who have skill, experience, and knowledge. Tells his followers that people who show are cruel? Gimme a break! He would never be competitive at a show or contest, so he runs them down and says "I'd never do that because it's cruel". He likes to put down reiners and accuse them of cruelty. But he will never never never reach the skill level or even scratch the surface of what these folks know. And the people he's insulting are easier on the horses than Gore is because they tech a horse to be soft and responsive so you don't have to pull on them. Rick's horses will always be stiff and he'll always have to pull. He's a joke but it makes for good watchin'
     
    10-15-2011, 11:10 AM
  #4
Foal
I may be wrong, but isn't this dude the same guy that said disciplining your horse is cruelty, too?
Just smile and wave. The only thing he's doing is making a fool of himself.
     
    10-15-2011, 12:03 PM
  #5
Weanling
He does realize the horse he's filming is in field fence which could be potentially dangerous?

I'm sure the horse whose being bounced on by him feels its being used cruelly.
trampis67 and HorseCrazyTeen like this.
     
    10-15-2011, 02:41 PM
  #6
Trained
I have to say I'm extremely glad I'm not the only one....The complete ridiculous antics of this guy just drives me up the wall!

If that's how you make good reiners, I must have had barbwire around my horses legs, shoved a sharp piece of metal into his mouth when he was started and practiced running him into the wall to teach him to slide.

'cause, ya know....Teaching turnaround without barb wire is impossible...and I totally didn't start my colt in a bosal, then snaffle, then the gentlest curb I could find. And I totally didn't allow his brakes to build up through gentle reinforcement of the cue. Because I'm an idiot show person who doesn't care about my horses and I only do it because I might get a check. And I also totally deadened the nerves in my horses ears and tail - Hence why h never shows any sign of irritation. Did I deaden the nerves in his hind legs too? Cause he's never bucked either.
     
    10-15-2011, 08:37 PM
  #7
Trained
I've never heard of cutting the nerves in a horses ears (I'm pretty sure it would make thier ears flop around) or the marbles but most of the other stuff really does happen and happens quite a lot but I don't see what his little temper tantrum is going to solve. I don't show because I don't want to do what it takes to win and I don't want to waste my money losing. If you really want to be a competitive in many events then you WILL have to be quite brutal with your horse.
Elana and Chevaux like this.
     
    10-15-2011, 11:23 PM
  #8
Banned
What's funny is that I got a comment on one of my YouTube videos saying that I'm "much better than that horseawareness guy." I'll take the compliment!
     
    10-16-2011, 10:20 PM
  #9
Green Broke
The thing that bugs me though (and maybe its like this in other disciplines?) but he talks about how you have to do cruel things to win like everyone else..... but My trainer (i won't say me because I don't win so much, lol! And I'm not at such big shows) wins all the time in dressage and she would never be able to do anything like that to her horse, if she could she wouldn't be my coach!
But maybe that's different in other places?
     
    10-17-2011, 01:00 AM
  #10
Yearling
Marbles? Really? Hmm... strange because I've seen babies step nice and high and my friend has barefoot horses who are high steppers and have lots of action. Does he not realize that some breeds of horses are naturally high steppers?

Funny how he's giving advice to everybody on how to properly "discipline" a horse when he lets his horses push him around.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Currently selling my horse...but some of the buyer's trainers have been idiots!!! DressageLady88 Horses for Sale 1 05-25-2011 05:38 PM
Is it cruel to a horse to have just one? AlmostThere Horse Talk 16 11-19-2009 01:20 AM
Horse racing is not cruel!!!!!! StormyBlues Horse Riding 35 02-16-2009 10:24 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0