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post #61 of 67 Old 12-07-2009, 06:20 PM
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Seems nobody can ever just see the good in some things...
agreed. I think everyone should stop with the negative and just look at the positive.
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post #62 of 67 Old 12-07-2009, 11:18 PM
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Once again I honestly don't care if its "new" or not. I have yet to see this very much in DRESSAGE riders! You have to admit that much.

Seriously you guys seem to find the negitive in almost everything..maybe that's not what you mean.. but that's what its seems like. I understand everyone has their opinions.. but to continuously put down what is being done in that video is just rude...IMO ;)

Well sorry if it was me you were referring to.
I wasn't putting them down at all, its a fantastic idea and I know just how hard it is.
The reason i'm not surprised though, is mostly because the realisation has finally clicked with most riders in most disciplines- that
1) there are alternate and softer ways to train your horse
2) there are better channels of communication than fear, pain and punishment

Its fantastic to see

If only the last ones to catch on weren't the TB racing trainers-those horses get seriously messed up in that system

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post #63 of 67 Old 12-08-2009, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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I wasnt referring to anyone specifically. :)


Im just happy to know that people are choosing the softer more "natural" way to do things.
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post #64 of 67 Old 12-08-2009, 07:07 AM
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Ditto! :)

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post #65 of 67 Old 12-17-2009, 09:05 PM
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I must say, I am truly a dressage cynic after seeing most dressage "Idols" engaging in cruel training practices and being rewarded for it.

But I find this video a breath of fresh air. I usually tend to disagree with people when they show me a horse and say it looks happy, but this one does, he has a relaxed frame even when collected, "happy" ears, and no pinching of the eyes or stiffness in his muzzle. Truly refreshing.

And I agree with the gentle training= happy horse thing too. Usually when a horse is trained harshly you can tell every time it is ridden, it is a lasting effect that is always evident. This horse responds calmly and quickly with no tension or fear. I was also impressed to see some daylight between those spurs(so what if she/he wore them) and the horses sides. Also you can see that she has a very light contact with the reins yet the gorse is not pushing on them at all, on the contrary, he is set in a good frame in a relaxed way and is not above or behind the vertical.

I do not care if this has been done forever. It is just nice to see no matter how long the feat has been able to be accomplished.

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post #66 of 67 Old 12-19-2009, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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I must say, I am truly a dressage cynic after seeing most dressage "Idols" engaging in cruel training practices and being rewarded for it.

But I find this video a breath of fresh air. I usually tend to disagree with people when they show me a horse and say it looks happy, but this one does, he has a relaxed frame even when collected, "happy" ears, and no pinching of the eyes or stiffness in his muzzle. Truly refreshing.

And I agree with the gentle training= happy horse thing too. Usually when a horse is trained harshly you can tell every time it is ridden, it is a lasting effect that is always evident. This horse responds calmly and quickly with no tension or fear. I was also impressed to see some daylight between those spurs(so what if she/he wore them) and the horses sides. Also you can see that she has a very light contact with the reins yet the gorse is not pushing on them at all, on the contrary, he is set in a good frame in a relaxed way and is not above or behind the vertical.

I do not care if this has been done forever. It is just nice to see no matter how long the feat has been able to be accomplished.
THANK YOU! That's all I can say
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post #67 of 67 Old 12-19-2009, 02:21 PM
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THANK YOU! That's all I can say
agreed!! :)
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