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        10-16-2010, 07:25 PM
    But it's a habit someone will have to break that foal of when it gets older. Why teach a horse something like that when you know it will cause problems later on??
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        10-17-2010, 02:37 AM
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    If he had trained the foal to jump up, I'd agree. I've seen that go horribly wrong. However, being a wingnut and picking the foal up - the foal doesn't seem that thrilled, I'd be surprised if he suddenly started doing it as an adult when he's probably going to end up suffering horrible flashbacks when he's 4.
        10-17-2010, 02:38 AM
    Originally Posted by ponyboy    
    But it's a habit someone will have to break that foal of when it gets older. Why teach a horse something like that when you know it will cause problems later on??
    He isn't teaching the foal anything. He's playing with it. Unless he is giving it treats and giving it a cue to jump on its shoulders, consistently doing this daily and asking the foal to voluntarily jump up, he isn't teaching it anything. He is physically lifting the horse up, dragging it along, and then plopping it down. Yeah it's weird, but I HIGHLY doubt this filly will be jumping on peoples' shoulders when she gets older.
        10-17-2010, 03:10 AM
    I think its kind of cute.
    But I wouldn't be doing that to a foal anytime soon. He didn't teach the foal to jump up, he picked it up.
    It was a stupid thing to do, I admit, but I really don't see anything wrong with it.
        10-17-2010, 03:56 AM
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    I think some members on this thread need to rethink what is cruel and abusive versus what is not the greatest idea in the world.... No offense, just how I see it.

    The guy isnt the sharpest tool in the box, but it was pretty funny to see him dancing with a super cute foal. He didnt teach the foal anything as he picked the foals legs up and placed them where he wanted them. BOTH times. Then gave the foal a pat for putting up with him doing it.

    Would you guys be upset if someone did this to a dog? Probably not. You would laugh. Same thing, different animal. People send videos of their dogs dancing with them into Americas Funniest Home Videos.

    **disclaimer....some dogs do get taught to dance with their owner, but most have to put up with us making them do it. We give them a pet after for them putting up with it.**
        10-17-2010, 09:06 AM
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    It looks like the foals like "what the hell is he doing?"

    I don't think its really bad
        10-17-2010, 02:07 PM
    Originally Posted by GreyRay    
    He should be wearing a helmet...
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    I bet they can't even buy them in that area!

    I've never seen that sort of thing done to a foal before, but I have seen foals wandering around the yard like overgrown puppies in Spain. They are really people friendly and do seem to grow into nice calm horses.

    The mare is probably hobbled so she can graze safely on what little grass is available. In these very poor countries, the horse is a vital part of the economy, and that breeding mare will form an important part of the owners livelihood. But they just make do with what they have, which may not be fenced paddocks and nice barns.

    It only annoyed me because the foal seemed a bit fed up with it, but on the other hand, not so much that it tried to stop it!
        10-17-2010, 06:37 PM
    I would have just changed the way the guy slapped the horse. It wasn't that hard, but it drives me up the wall. But I've seen top riders do it, too.

    Oh, and maybe how he just dropped the foal.
    But whatever, that's a cute (AND REALLY CALM!) foal :)
        10-18-2010, 12:49 AM
    Thought of this today.

    What that guy did is no different than me occasionally picking up my dog's front paws and dancing around the house with him. I'm not teaching my dog to jump up on me, I just pick him up. (he doesn't really care to dance for too long anyway). And it doesn't hurt him.
        10-18-2010, 02:21 AM
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    Originally Posted by GreyRay    
    He should be wearing a helmet...
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    I laughed over that one for awhile.

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