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    09-08-2012, 07:11 PM
See spurstop... he calls it a zebra show. Tis ok by me he can call it what he wants. He is a cowboy and one of the top trainers in the area. You call it what you want, I am sure he doesn't care. Have a great day! PM'd you first and than thought I should explain on here too.
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    09-08-2012, 07:22 PM
Funny this thread has popped up! Just the other day, in idle conversation I asked my trainer if he had ever run into a horse he couldn't train. He thought about it for a sec, then said, 'Well, not a horse, did have a Zebra eat my lunch'. LOL I asked him to explain, and I guess several years ago someone was shopping around for someone to train a pony. She called him, and he said sure, why not? She brought it to his farm and he looked in the trailer, thinking 'that sure is a strange looking pony!' Quickly he realizes what it is, but she's desprate for someone to do something with it so he decides to try. And he did. For 2 weeks. Said it was absolutely the meanest thing he's every worked with, and sent it back.
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    09-09-2012, 12:39 PM
Spurstop, I'm not really sure why you're so up in arms...
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    09-24-2012, 07:03 PM
There's a radio / podcast show I listen to called 'horses in the morning' which is one of 8 or so shows they have on the 'horse radio network'. One for driving, general, barn, dressage, eventing, equestrian legends, etc

The host of 'horses in the morning' went to a place in california where they let her ride zebras and a baby zebra/donkey (i think) was born. I could be wrong but I think it was Welcome to our website . You can find horses in the morning on facebook or the web and ask jamie personally I suppose because it MIGHT be public.

Anyways to answer your question they can be trained and most are trained by good trainers and become better riding animals and at groundwork than 9/10 of the horses owned by most of the horse owners I've seen (out of 100s and 100s) lol.
    09-24-2012, 07:07 PM
Originally Posted by spurstop    
Where the heck are there zebra shows?

I don't think very many people actually do anything with their zebras because they are, truthfully, pretty nasty-tempered as a general rule.
no they're not. As a general rule, just like horses, they will become a mirrored image of the trainer, owner... or whoever handles them the most.

There's an old english saying "Show me your horse and I will tell you what you are." zebras are no different.

Just like nasty stubborn ponies.. people TREAT them like puppies and then learn about pecking order first hand, lol (but they don't really LEARN or they could fix their ponies in a few days)
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