Well, that happens at the end of pair competition in hunter paces. Both horses are under saddle and the obstacle is always wide enough for two horses.
Meh. I'll bet if the horse hit the rock, he'd roll off it.
Now this horse really isn't jumping it well and I'd be concerned this horse doesn't have the scope it takes to clear this wide rock from the slow canter I think the human at the end of the lunge could create.
In fact, I don't see the purpose of teaching a horse how to jump in hand this way. Is it about some special kind of obedience? Can any CA afficionados explain?
I find his methods pretty "rough", so although I'm not a hater, I'm not a supporter either.
Seems like he's getting all caught up in the hype of "Who's the best "natural horsemanship" trainer. By lunging horses over rocks. -facepalm-
Where do I sign up for the program where the horse gets to the lunge the human over the giant rock?
Now THAT I'd pay to watch.
Hahahaha – CA supporter must have found this thread – and went through and “thumbs downed” every comment that criticized the photo – funny.
Hope you feel better now! Have fun rock crawling with your horse (I have friends really into rock crawling, but they use jeeps).
I am really starting to loath the "thumbs down"
^^^ the same CA supporter that thumbs down every post not praising CA (and my post pointing that out) would be my guess! Lets see if this gets thumbs down - are you following this tread thumb happy?
Please tell, what is the benefit of horse rock crawling?
Pretty childish to dislike something then not even own up to it. :no:
I was wondering why a post I made two weeks ago got thumbed down...then I realized everyone had been thumbed down. Grow up, people! :rolleyes:
Hah I was got thumbs downed too on this thread then noticed that there was one thumbs down on each comment. Hahaah at least own up to it.
CA supporter, please explain the reasoning behind lunging your horse over rocks.
wow... hadn't even noticed the thumbs down till it was pointed out!!! As the OP of this thread, I was commenting on the photo, NOT CA or his methods!! WOW, someone out there (who doesn't have the guts to step up BTW) is REALLLLLLY sensitive....
hard to watch indeed
someone has gone through and "Thumbs Downed" all the posts on the bit hobbles thread, too. Someone just likes little red thumbs and has a lot of time on their hands.
I can't even imagine that that effort turned out at all safe. I am even more amazed that the horse even attempted to do something like that. Most horses that I have met seem to at least have some sense of self preservation when it comes to something they know they can't clear....
I am not a fan of natural horsemanship simply because I have seen it do a lot more harm than good in the hands of an amatuer.
As to the thumbs down, I have gotten a thumbs down on the most random of posts, even posts that were putting a posistive spin on a certain product. *shrug* I just chalked it up to a spammer.
So you pay $4,714 for one of his students to gain training experience? I used to be a big fan of CA, even rode with him for a time. But that was back when he drove around in an old beater El Camino and was lucky to have 5 riders show up! I just can't understand all the rushing around and bracing. I can take hold of a leadrope and know if a horse has been trained following "The Method". Yuck, its all about the poor things escaping pressure and staying ahead of the "spank" and not a bit of feel. Couldnt pay me enough to even sit through one of his TV shows!
That horse in the photo in question looks so beaten down he'd do anything asked just to get it over with. No life or interest in his face at all. Poor guy.