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    Default Now This is Staying Focused!

    What a moment in time captured on film!

    (This is a public Facebook link)

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=1&theater
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    OMG - what a lovely shot. I shared it on FB - Amazing horse!!



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    Kind of a sad shot since I am guessing the horse got nailed in the hindquarters with those bull horns during the next scene of the film.



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    That horse and rider were never touched.
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    Is that Ferdinand? Not quite the right color but he is flat spectacular how he does a spin, not a fraction of an inch in front of a charging, enraged bull. You can almost see Ferdinand laughing at the bull. Just an incredible horse and fabulous horsemanship. The above picture is impressive!!
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    More impressive than lovely, in my opinion.



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    An exercise in cruelty, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kookicat View Post
    An exercise in cruelty, IMO.
    this.
    come what may

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    Staying focused on avoiding being gutted by the bull.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundance_Solo View Post
    this.
    Ditto.I know it isn't taking place here, but stabbing a bull, and antagonizing it for a while while someone teases it then finally kills it is not sport. And risking your horse being injured while you torture another animal is not sport.

    There's no doubt the horse is athletic, but it doesn't require cruelty to show off the athleticism. Glad to see that some of the countries where it takes place are getting around to their citizens banning it.



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    Amazing photo, despite how I feel about bullfighting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equine Studies View Post
    Amazing photo, despite how I feel about bullfighting.
    I think that was the intent of posting the photo, not to make it about bullfighting, but the amazing action and expression on the horse.



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    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I think that was the intent of posting the photo, not to make it about bullfighting, but the amazing action and expression on the horse.
    I am sure that is true, but some of us have problems looking past the bleeding bull and knowing what is happening to him, along with the potential for fatal injury to the horse while the rider is happily torturing an animal to death.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BabyGoose View Post
    I am sure that is true, but some of us have problems looking past the bleeding bull and knowing what is happening to him, along with the potential for fatal injury to the horse while the rider is happily torturing an animal to death.
    This. I just can't get past the fact that the bull is dying by inches.
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    I love the photo.

    But...

    Someone on a FB share posted a link to a lovely video of a horse getting righteously gored during a fight. Nasty. Large intestine hanging out and the horse is bolting and panicking. Just, gee, ross....

    The bull is so pumped on adrenaline I don't really know if he feels anything.

    Overall, "we" love to watch nature shows where a leopard chases down a cute critter and kills it. Whales eating sardines by the tens of thousands. An owl shreds a field mouse or a 'majestic' eagle gets a rabbit snack... We do enjoy watching certain creatures kill other creatures. Bull fighting just seems to be on the end of a certain spectrum of behavior that is 'in' us whether we like it or not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
    I love the photo.

    But...

    Someone on a FB share posted a link to a lovely video of a horse getting righteously gored during a fight. Nasty. Large intestine hanging out and the horse is bolting and panicking. Just, gee, ross....

    The bull is so pumped on adrenaline I don't really know if he feels anything.

    Overall, "we" love to watch nature shows where a leopard chases down a cute critter and kills it. Whales eating sardines by the tens of thousands. An owl shreds a field mouse or a 'majestic' eagle gets a rabbit snack... We do enjoy watching certain creatures kill other creatures. Bull fighting just seems to be on the end of a certain spectrum of behavior that is 'in' us whether we like it or not.
    Ritualized killing taken to the extreme, making an exhibition of it, just as the greco-roman urns and bass relief with warriors and lions and other critters fighting it out in Coliseums, or the more sophisticated "games" like boxing, football and basketball of today.

    Cultures change with the times and some of that killing does with them.



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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz8BiTtoLp8

    Oh, duh, the horse's name is Merlin, not Ferdinand. This is the one I was thinking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Equine Studies View Post
    Amazing photo, despite how I feel about bullfighting.
    same.....awesome photo, thanks for posting it



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I think that was the intent of posting the photo, not to make it about bullfighting, but the amazing action and expression on the horse.
    I know, that's what I tried to say in my post.
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