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post #1 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Who'd love to be this trainer's apprentice?

Please note: I'm talking about his horse training only, not condoning his use for it in any way! The Circus "NO SPIN ZONE": Merlin--registered name Orpheo
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post #2 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:20 PM
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Gorgeous working horse.. gotta say that I absolutely hate the use they're putting him to, but he's good at his job.
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post #3 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:37 PM
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I have to say, that was pretty amazing. I've been told that dressage is dancing, but this is incredible! I've never seen a horse move like that in my life. That horse has heart.

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post #4 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:39 PM
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Wow, major agility and "cow" displayed by that horse! Unreal...
I do hate bull fighting, but if you look beyond that and just focus on the horse, it's quite impressive!

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post #5 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:54 PM
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Wow. All I can say is Wow.
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post #6 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 09:59 PM
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Wanna know why he's so great? Cause he's got Quarter Horse in him.

Just kidding.

I enjoyed watching that, even though that bull's horn came pretty darn close to his butt quite a few times.

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post #7 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Glad you enjoyed Merlin (horse)! This pair rather sets a standard that's now indelibly etched in the minds of many who've seen them.
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post #8 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 10:06 PM
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Wow that is amazing. He is an amazing horse it looks like!

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post #9 of 99 Old 06-25-2010, 10:11 PM
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I didn't enjoy frankly. I think it's totally awful even though the way horse moves and all is impressive.
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post #10 of 99 Old 06-26-2010, 12:55 AM
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I have to agree with this quote (from the page the video was on):
Fact is, Merlin and Pablo are performing high level dressage movements in the face of a charging bull.
I don't really like the thought of bullfighting, but you've got to commend the horse/rider team for their bravery.
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