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I have never seen anything like this...ever. From Horse Nation at
Video du Jour: Doma India « HORSE NATION

"I’ve never seen anything like this bizarre yet mesmerizing display of natural horsemanship in the tradition of Doma India, an Argentinian system of horse-training. The Doma India School was first established over 50 years ago in San Luis, Argentina as an innovative horse-taming program based on non-violence and respect for the animal. A bit of background on the Doma India from a spotty English translation of doma-india.com:
The method is to tame the horse according to its nature, avoiding fear and pain, and earning their trust and loyalty. This method provides us clear notions of how to treat the horse, and when and how to teach, and what we want to achieve. The horse learns by persuasion, and by understanding its nature, behavior and psychology, we achieve this persuasion and teach exercises that will make the horse an animal suitable for any discipline."
 

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that is absolutely the stupidest thing i think i have ever seen.

that guy has some huge..........guts........to be doing that.

i was waiting for a hoof to the face. i hope some kid doesnt see this and try it at home.

cool. but very dumb.
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I haven't watched the video yet (loading slowly) but I don't think all methods are pain based??

I certainly didn't inflict pain on my horse to train him :-| Nor did I use fear... nor did I baby him.

I also know quite a lot of people whose methods also don't inflict pain or fear..

So what methods are they referring to?
 

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Umm....
My horse would never do that, let alone a horse that I'm trying to train......nor would I want to try it, I can see it going very wrong very fast.
 

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I guess the internet is lacking in subtly, the title was meant to be tongue-in-cheek :wink:
Oh thank GAWD, because I was wondering if you'd lost your marbles! :wink:

This idjit reminds me of Nevzorov in the early days when he actually rode his horses. Same froot loops approach.
 

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Well...I guess its cool the control of the horse.....

But that guy is...uh....special to think its safe to do that. All that has to happen is for a dog to get loose or a horse to get hurt or frightened and he's dead.

But yeah the subtle cues and control could be cool I guess
 

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^ ditto, I was like "uh...why is he smooching his poneh......" *looks away*
 
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I don't see much trust there. What I see is a horse that is made compliant by a professional use of pressure points on his body and of his instincts as a prey animal (once you are down, you don't come up again...). Looks cool, sure. But I much prefer to see a horse who is willing to canter by my side and leave his herd for me, than a horse who knows he should better get down to the ground, if I press some points on his face and neck...because by gods they can hurt if you apply any more of that pressure.
 

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That was... Odd.
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