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  • Benny the autistic horse
  • Could my horse be autistik

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    08-30-2011, 02:30 AM
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Weanling
Autistic Horse?

Just to clarify- I am not asking for to critique and I am not trashing the trainer's beliefs or training techinique, just sharing for general discussion.

This horse is "autistic". I really didn't see in the video what made him different (behavior wise) to be considered "autistic". I didn't even know a horse could be autistic. So, I went to her website to learn more about the autistic horse. Apperently, a doctor with a PHD in child pshycology confirmed that he suffers from autism and "Orphan Syndrome". (I bet she could confirm that my gelding has biplor disorder, OCD and ADHD and probably a few others too )


Hmmmm...? Do you think that a horse can be autistic?

     
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    08-30-2011, 03:03 AM
  #2
Foal
Honestly never heard of anything like this before! Benny is friggin adorable though! What a sweetie, sad he came from such horrible conditions.
     
    08-30-2011, 03:41 AM
  #3
Trained
Some orphaned horses or unsocialized animals certainly do develop poorly compared to animals which form bonds with their parents and litter-mates/peers.

I'm almost positive you couldn't call it autism though...
(DSM IV Diagnostic Criteria for Autism)
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    09-01-2011, 10:53 AM
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Yearling
Wacky lady. They're smart enough to diagnose him as "autistic", but they can't see he's too lame to ride?............... Educated idiots
     
    09-01-2011, 10:57 AM
  #5
Super Moderator
He looks like a sweet boy that came from icky conditions. I don't see the autism? I don't know...
     
    09-01-2011, 11:32 AM
  #6
Green Broke
Ooooo lame horse. I agree with whats been said, if they are such experts why couldnt they see their "special" horse is off.
     
    09-01-2011, 11:34 AM
  #7
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
he looks like a sweet boy that came from icky conditions. I don't see the autism? I don't know...
I agree, I can see where he would be would be a challenge because he hadnt been handled much. But a mental disability? I don't see it. I love his "air plane" ears tho
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    09-01-2011, 11:35 AM
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Super Moderator
Very lame. I had ended the video before she rode. I don't even see why they would say he was autistic?
     
    09-01-2011, 11:43 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Educated Idiots made me laugh! Lol I've seen this video before and thought the same thing.... Why the heck are they riding him? And if he's autistic my Belgian gelding is psychotic.
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    09-01-2011, 12:38 PM
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Green Broke
^^^^^^ yes! My assignment horse must be seriously mentally damaged aswell. Who knew?!
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