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post #1 of 38 Old 08-30-2011, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 38 Old 08-30-2011, 02:03 AM
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Honestly never heard of anything like this before! Benny is friggin adorable though! What a sweetie, sad he came from such horrible conditions.

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post #3 of 38 Old 08-30-2011, 02:41 AM
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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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post #4 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 09:53 AM
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Wacky lady. They're smart enough to diagnose him as "autistic", but they can't see he's too lame to ride?............... Educated idiots
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post #5 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 09:57 AM
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he looks like a sweet boy that came from icky conditions. I don't see the autism? i don't know...

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post #6 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 10:32 AM
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ooooo lame horse. I agree with whats been said, if they are such experts why couldnt they see their "special" horse is off.
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post #7 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 10:34 AM
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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 dont see it. I love his "air plane" ears tho
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post #8 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 10:35 AM
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very lame. I had ended the video before she rode. I don't even see why they would say he was autistic?

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post #9 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 10:43 AM
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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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post #10 of 38 Old 09-01-2011, 11:38 AM
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^^^^^^ yes! My assignment horse must be seriously mentally damaged aswell. Who knew?!
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