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post #1 of 11 Old 06-10-2008, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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Must have a horse this trained...

I am in awe...
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-10-2008, 06:12 PM
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that's really cool!

When that one was walking on those contractor pillars, that was amazing
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post #3 of 11 Old 06-10-2008, 06:16 PM
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That is really impressive. 30 days! Really really impressive...
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post #4 of 11 Old 06-10-2008, 09:04 PM
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Wow!! That was amazing! I'd want to do everything but the back of the truck thing


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post #5 of 11 Old 06-11-2008, 02:01 AM
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It's not really that impressive. I've seen horses sold by this ranch several times, and all of their horses do these very 'spooky' things... but if you get a chance to see them walk/trot/canter, it's not very pretty. They spend 30 days getting the horse used to the same 'spooky' things every day, and then put them on the internet to sell as 'bomb proof'. Sorry to be negative, but I don't find it all that hard to get a horse to get used to the same odd-number of objects if that's all he sees every day.
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post #6 of 11 Old 06-11-2008, 07:38 AM
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That's pretty cool!

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post #7 of 11 Old 06-11-2008, 08:03 AM
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I thought that was pretty cool. I love the colouring on that horse.

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post #8 of 11 Old 06-11-2008, 10:42 AM
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It's not really that impressive. I've seen horses sold by this ranch several times, and all of their horses do these very 'spooky' things... but if you get a chance to see them walk/trot/canter, it's not very pretty. They spend 30 days getting the horse used to the same 'spooky' things every day, and then put them on the internet to sell as 'bomb proof'. Sorry to be negative, but I don't find it all that hard to get a horse to get used to the same odd-number of objects if that's all he sees every day.
That's fair enough. I was wondering about the "normal" training things actually - they didn't show any trotting or cantering. I understand that they are exposed to the same thing over and over, but it's stuff that's not usually asked of a horse, and I find that impressive. I bet that their horses would be less spooky than my horse when exposed to a new thing.

HOWEVER - I would love to do this with Maia, on top of the training she's already getting. I think that's what M2G meant as well... having a horse that's done all this spooky stuff, and has good training in the saddle as well.
I mean, really, how many of our horses walk under a tarp, walk along a rail, or push a big "scary" blue monster willingly? I'm guessing very few. And that's the point of this video - yes, these horses are exposed to this stuff every day, but how else do you go about "bomb-proofing" a horse?


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Bomb-proofing a horse is fine... but I'd much rather see a horse walk, trot, and canter then walk over a tarp to buy it! Even the horses they have rated as 'show' horses... are not very good undersaddle.
For me, bomb-proofing is where horses are focused on their work, and not outside things... and I'm sure those horses are still spooky, just not to the things they exposed them too.
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Bomb-proofing a horse is fine... but I'd much rather see a horse walk, trot, and canter then walk over a tarp to buy it! Even the horses they have rated as 'show' horses... are not very good undersaddle.
For me, bomb-proofing is where horses are focused on their work, and not outside things... and I'm sure those horses are still spooky, just not to the things they exposed them too.
I completely understand what you're saying. All I'm saying is that I would love to incorporate this into a training program so you get the best of all worlds. None of my horses (past or present) would have walked over, under, or through those things, I think it's wonderful that those people take the time to desensitize their horses to this stuff, as long as they do the "normal" stuff as well, like w/t/c, impulsion etc.
I certainly wouldn't buy these horses just based on the fact they'll walk over a tarp! It's just a great bonus that they have all that desensitization training. I believe it would help greatly in any other situations.


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