Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Ironically, aside from the cutting horse, the other ones are doing it out of pure obedience and drill - not love. Most barrel horses spend their lives running that pattern over and over, they know what to do, and they don't know what to do if they can't do what they're supposed to. These are the same horses that are uncontrollable neurotic wrecks in the chute, and often the same horses that finally blow in the middle of an arena, severely injuring or killing their rider. There's a reason why the rider has fallen off to allow the horse to continue this way. As for the spinning horse, that's some good training as he's obviously being cued.
The cutting horse one I absolutely love, again it's a lot of training, but cutting horses get a lot more chances to really think for themselves and work that cow. A true cowboy relies on his horses ability to think for himself to help get the job done, and the video depicts a true range horse who's got some cow.
Sorry for being the downer, it's just that it's unfortunately opposite of what LoveStory10 said - it's more rare you'll find the horse that does his job out of sheer enjoyment, and FAR more often you'll find the horse who does his job just so he doesn't get whupped or yelled at.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.