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  1. #1
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    Default Horse training wheels? Where's the fruitbat!

    This contraption defies description, IMHO. Heck, it defies comprehension, too.

    THE IMPRINTER, with its patented mobile
    cradle design, creates a safe environment
    and reduces the chance of injury for both
    the trainer and horse.

    THE IMPRINTER allows you to desensitize
    and imprint your horse by encouraging
    positive behavior in a non-threatening
    manner for the horse and the rider.

    What say ye, COTH?

    http://theimprinter.com/index.htm
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    That's...odd.

    All those children without helmets make my "people should be licensed to have children" nerve itchy.
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    I still don't get what in the world it is supposed to do. Well besides of the obvious of make sure you get severly injured should your horse freak out, or hell....trip!



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    I've seen some really stupid shit in my time.........this DEFINITELY makes the list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loshad View Post
    That's...odd.

    All those children without helmets make my "people should be licensed to have children" nerve itchy.
    I guess it's SO safe you don't need a helmet?!?!?
    Reminds me of the skit from George Carlin where he said we don't have to get rid of the stupid people, just take the warning labels off everything & the problem will take care of itself!



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    It reminds me of Devin's "Cowboy After OSHA" cartoon.
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    Rube Goldberg! Paging Rube Goldberg...
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    pull my horse around with an atv ---- oooooookkkaaaay
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    If I was a horse, there's no way you could get me in that thing!



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    Looks incredibly dangerous to me.



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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnysauntie View Post
    This contraption defies description, IMHO. Heck, it defies comprehension, too.

    THE IMPRINTER, with its patented mobile
    cradle design, creates a safe environment
    and reduces the chance of injury for both
    the trainer and horse.

    THE IMPRINTER allows you to desensitize
    and imprint your horse by encouraging
    positive behavior in a non-threatening
    manner for the horse and the rider.

    What say ye, COTH?

    http://theimprinter.com/index.htm
    I would like that on my harness racer...






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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    I'm betting it's actually quite effective.

    It's similar to that old method of putting a horse in a chute and filling the box with grain (or something?) so that the horse can't move, and then desensitizing it to whatever.

    Also similar to breaking a horse in water so they can't run, or like stocks, but moving.



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    Er or you could just do it the normal old fashioned way and save yourself alot of time and money!
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    I admire people who have a really unique idea and put the capital behind it to bring it to market. I really do admire that.

    And I sorta get the principle behind this thing. It's like stocks. It's like getting a horse in a mud bog. But mobile.

    I'll even admit there have been moments when I wished I could imobilize my horse to convince him that something (perfectly safe) wasn't going to kill him.

    But I don't think this thing is going to sell well.

    I can't even think who their target audience is going to be. I mean, what segment would this appeal to?




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    I think it would look perfect on my sofa. We can hang wet umbrellas on it.

    Cool. Do they have it at Bridgestone or Sharper image. There may be a massager in there.



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    I could see the benefit for severely disabled riders. It would allow the rider to have a person hold/position them easier while the horse was moving at a reasonible rate. The holder would also be at eye level, which may be a very comforting thing for a severly disabled person.



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    An example of a non-horse person trying to make money off of horse people. In my opinion. I can't imagine the horse that would benefit from this that would not benefit from actual quality training.



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    Quote Originally Posted by saultgirl View Post
    It's similar to that old method of putting a horse in a chute and filling the box with grain (or something?) so that the horse can't move, and then desensitizing it to whatever.
    It reminded me of this too -- But, I thought the theory behind 'burrying' a horse in grain (I've seen video of it done with wheat hulls) is that they're comforted by the pressure/contact with the grain -- I've heard similar techniques are comforting to autistic children --

    Anyway, this contraption scares me a bit -- I just think that if a horse does blow up in it, he or the humans near him could be seriously injured --
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    It makes me think of horses that flip over and thrash in the starting gate. Not pretty, and often painful for all involved.



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    All I could think of while I watched the video is ... Man, I wouldn't want to be in there if/when a horse freaked out. Can you imagine a bucking angry horse in there? Goodbye legs!
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