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  1. #1
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    Default A Dog Gets a Lesson on Riding a Horse

    Note the excellent trot position 1:20 into the video! Maybe this is the start of a new type of equestrian competition - a "Dog and Pony Show"!

    http://youtu.be/civjgTYq1M8
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    You know, I don't like to use babies or dogs to desensitize horses.
    I am afraid they would get injured from a fall, something that is very possible.
    That is a long way to fall for that little dog.

    On a different note, I have known plenty of cowdogs that do get a ride on a horse when they are tired and get sore footed.
    That with someone having direct control of the horse right there and able to break a fall a bit.



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    He is not desensitizing his horse!

    This is a funny video made by the French rider Michel Robert, who is a mega star over here. If you don't understand French, he is coaching the dog by using his method, as if he were a rider. Cute and funny :-)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaline View Post
    He is not desensitizing his horse!

    This is a funny video made by the French rider Michel Robert, who is a mega star over here. If you don't understand French, he is coaching the dog by using his method, as if he were a rider. Cute and funny :-)
    I do understand French, lived in France for a while too.
    I didn't have the sound on, I am hard of hearing, so probably could not have understood well anyway.

    Now, maybe I should have used a different word that "desensitizing" there and watch the whole thing, am a bit hurried for time, but in general, seems that many do that sticking a dog or infant up there and become careless and that is a safety issue and what I was addressing with my comment.

    I was thinking my little dog looks a bit like that one, about the same size and I would not want to put her in that position.

    Sorry it missed the gist of the video itself, will try to be better informed before commenting next time.



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    I think he perches a bit too much on the neck.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bristol Bay View Post
    Try setting your broomstick to fly at a lower altitude.



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    I wish my dog could ride in a car as well as this dog rides on a horse!



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