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amandaisepic 12-05-2010 12:36 AM

My video protest against poor training
So after however many years of YouTube being around I finally decided to make a video. It's a doozy, I guess cause I figured editing a video is hard work and I wanted it to mean something.

It's basically a montage of rollkur, whippings, abusive trainers, big lick horses, etc. A protest of sorts, with an explanation in the description. I was inspired to make it after hearing a horrible story of a woman who left two horses with a trainer only to discover two months later that both her horses were neurotic freaks because of the abuse of the trainer. The owner meant well, she just didn't know what she was doing. Which is why she hired a trainer...but too many self-styled trainers care more about their bottom line than the horse's welfare.

Some of it is controversial, but I hope you like it!

Mickey4793 12-05-2010 09:08 AM

This video is quite controversial, it did make me a bit sad in parts although not every clip seemed like abusive training but rather ignorance.

It stinks that things like this happens, but I don't think they will ever be stopped. ):

maura 12-05-2010 10:21 AM

I'm not sure I would include the clip of the shirtless young men getting the paint horses to walk into the water - honestly, that's pretty typical when you're introducing a horse to crossing water. I'm not sure where the abuse was there; and I think it weakens your overall point.

I also wasn't sure what was going on in the clip of the galloping Arabian flipping its head or what was causing it to do that - perhaps you could add a caption?

amandaisepic 12-05-2010 11:33 AM

Mickey, that's kind of my point...There are people out there that beat horses with chains or whatever, sure, but there's mental abuse, too. Like the guy longing the horse around the pole. No matter what direction or speed the horse went, he smacks it with the rope or yanks its head and he is obviously dripping with sweat. The horse has no idea what the guy wants and is learning absolutely nothing, except that people are mean and scary.

Maura, I guess I probably should have left that clip out, because the original video was very long, and had the dudes doing other things like whipping the horses to slide down a very dangerous and very very steep hill, running them on concrete, and just overall smacking mouths and spurring. Again, the horses weren't learning anything at all. But for someone who only sees that part it wouldn't be as powerful. The Arab was being trained to "race" on a road. The video quality is awful but you can see cars go by (frighteningly close) in the whole video. And the rider is hanging on to his mouth when he tosses it.

I should probably take it down and redo parts of it because I also didn't mean to say that Parelli had a twitch round Catwalk's leg, rather a twitch and (then also) a rope round his leg.

Ray MacDonald 12-05-2010 11:36 AM

God.. horrible people... And these are "famous" trainers... I really wish that the horses would kick them in the face..

AlexS 12-06-2010 11:50 PM

Oops video was removed is the message I get.

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