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post #21 of 29 Old 10-08-2010, 07:05 AM
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The thing that bothers me is that guy is way too big for that pony. WAY too big.

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post #22 of 29 Old 10-08-2010, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by baileydawn View Post
I don't see much wrong either. I mean if you want a ride-able horse you have to break it first.

Plenty of people don't break horses. They train them instead.
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post #23 of 29 Old 10-08-2010, 06:06 PM
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Everyone knows you need to break a horse or pony paitently and gently! i cant beleive someone would do that!!!

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post #24 of 29 Old 10-08-2010, 06:08 PM
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"Breakin' the pony?" Breaking his BACK, more like!

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post #25 of 29 Old 10-08-2010, 06:15 PM
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i dotn think it is that bad i have seen alot worse and they just look like they are having fun on a pony buking better then it not having a bit in its mouth.......... better a small child doing it then a man because the child could get reallly hurt!

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post #26 of 29 Old 10-09-2010, 11:09 PM
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That horse should have been prepared first, and the ill-fitting tack didn't help one bit.

That guy did not seem like the best person to be breaking a horse.
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post #27 of 29 Old 10-10-2010, 07:46 PM
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That some people find nothing wrong with this is absolutely unreal to me.

99% of properly handled horses will never buck. These idiots did not BREAK this pony, unless you count the broken parts of his structure that will cause him problems at 10. Absolutely nothing these morons did in any size shape or form made this pony ANY more ready to be ridden by a child then he was before - matter fact, I will bet you any mount of cash you want they just made it TEN times worse to actually train him.

I get that small ponies sometimes need to be ridden by larger people to be trained, but it was ludicrous to me that anyone could say this was ok. A yearling is PERFECTLY capable of pulling an all out rodeo with a 200 pound man on him - let's go saddle up some yearlings shall we? I mean, obviously if they can pitch a fit that big, they're strong enough to handle it right?

I worked carnival ponies for 10 years, and every single time we had a young pony we were going to start using for rides, I would get on and ride for 5 minutes. After a lifetime of being handled, loved and leaned on, we did not ever have a single instance of any pony protesting to a saddle and little rider.

Anybody who thinks THAT is how you break a horse should not be allowed within sixty miles of a young green horse. That's how you screw them up for life, NOT how you train them to be safe for CHILDREN of all things.

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post #28 of 29 Old 10-10-2010, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
But like I said, I may have missed something?
What you are missing is that there is *NEVER* any need for a horse to be started in that manner. It is disgusting. I know I am not in the big league starters and backers, I've started about 20 of my own, but with proper careful ground work beforehand. I have never had a single horse or pony buck, rear or panic. And Lusitanos are not "quiet" horses.
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post #29 of 29 Old 10-12-2010, 12:56 PM
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^^^^agree with Lusitano and MM. The vast majority of properly started horses don't buck, let alone throw a rodeo performance like this. Completely unecessary if your goal is a ridable pony rather than hits on YouTube.
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