Oh I am going to have to go watch the second video they put out, I did know they had changed it. That stinks. Just shows they know but will not admit it.
I think it is nice that you have stopped the out right bashing, the patronizing is way better!! LOL
(I am just teasing and being cheeky by the way!)
That's the most impatient and angry trainer I've ever seen. :-(
Somehow it is not surprising.
I don't know the "real" story. I just always assumed she was married to a trainer and she decided to ride on his coat tails... I know that sounds mean, but it's what I thought....Somehow it is not surprising.
She failed in dressage too. (just for those that don't know the "real" story behind Linda.)
In my humble opinion, she went way over the top. I hate an in-your-face, no-respect horse as much as the next guy, but I WILL NOT use a metal-ended shank on the end of a rope halter to continually SLAM the horse around. You could hear the "clunk" of the metal clasp on the horse's face. I also completely disagree with whatever she was trying to do with the horse's face. That is a headshy horse in the making.I really didn't mind the video. What I saw was a great big horse that had been walking all over people since he had been halter broke and was paying attention to everything but the person on the end of the leadrope. I would have done something similar to get his attention. Every time he takes his eyes off her she pops that lead a little untill he brings his attention back to her. When he tries to walk over her she gets big and puts more energy in the rope and disengages his hindquarters. When he tries to leave her she lets him go a few steps and jerks his head around. That was not some yearling out of the back pasture that had never led before. That horse looked like he was somewhere north of 17 hands and had walk all over people for years. The people that abused this horse were the people that have been handling him and letting him get that disrespectful in his behaviour.
I think she stayed pretty calm and did just as much as she needed to get the required response. I try not to get so caught up in critisizing someone that I can't see the good things they are doing. This is a good example of that. She was trying to fix a horse that was a hazard if not outright dangerous to handle on the ground. I may not agree with most of what the P's do but this was no game it was taking the steps to get something fixed.
Good timing, a well fitting flat halter with a properly adjusted stud chain over the nose, and a crop, would cure his manners without having to slap a horse in the face and flailing ropes and elbows at him like an idiot.