In the first video I see a horse that is bordering on the "up yours" attitude.
He turns away from her at several points and is giving little bucks, and the rears are starting at point where she is not directing them at times too. Somewhere between 16 and 24 seconds in.
And if you watch his ears when he is chasing her? And make no mistake that is how he is viewing it, he is not happy happy happy but bordering on ticked off. Snaking head he gives shows that too.
When she has her eyes on him and is stopped, he is more focused then and the "up yours" attitude has toned down then.
This is not a give and take in play, it cannot be because to horses? Playing means kicking out at each other, and both horses well within range too, or rearing and kicking out as they switch ends.
Are there people who can get by with things that most of us wouldn't try? Of course. Does that mean they are more gifted in their "walk with the horsies"?
Not usually. Just means they haven't had their teeth knocked down their throats yet.
To me, unless you are a circus trainer with a liberty act? All of this is foolishness and a good way to end up dead. Or worse. A quad.
And doing this type of thing ESPECIALLY with a stallion? Makes newbies think that my horse can be a stallion and is not dangerous at all...I can run and play with him like a Lab in the fields.....lalalala....when the reality is, for those of us that have handled stallions any, they can get you in a heartbeat, and the humans usually don't fare well in that encounter at all.
And this is less a bond, than it is liberty training. That is the real problem the search for the BOND that new horse owners expect to have, and that think this is the way to get it, instead of learning the basics of horse handling, and behavior.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 09-04-2013 at 03:57 PM.