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post #11 of 19 Old 01-01-2009, 03:25 PM
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Bucephalus was 30 when he died and with Alexander was an example of a great bond between horse and horseman. The Roman cavalry did similar Natural Horsemanship things that are being done today. Without all the gadgets.

I think the trainers back then would have laughed. Because back then it was common sense and listening to the horse. Not games and DVD's. Xenophon is a great read.
Yeah, but I find it funny that he had to put a noseband on the horse when he lead it, to avoid being bitten.. :P


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post #12 of 19 Old 01-04-2009, 05:22 PM
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Warhorse is a warhorse I guess.

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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No ma'am they ain't warhorse is a huge type of study, and there are as many varies of them as they are of modern english and western styles.

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I have no idea what you are trying to say.

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I told this story like 2 weeks ago on here.

Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.
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post #16 of 19 Old 01-08-2009, 07:26 PM
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Differents types of warhorse horse are trained differently.

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post #17 of 19 Old 01-08-2009, 08:59 PM
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Well obviously they are trained differently - as is any horse in any given discipline. But they are still a warhorse - that was my point. Reiners and/or jumpers aren't trained the same in a lot of cases but they are still reiners/jumpers.

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I think Bucephas came back in this life and his name is Major and he's living in my pasture lol.....he's scared of his own shadow too! Good story spyder...thanks!
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I have a book called I Am The Great Horse and its from the point of view of bucephelas from the time he met Alexander to the time he died. It says that he was blind in one eye.

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