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    Default Holy Cow!! Poodle Rides Horse Over Jumps and Trail Course!

    Look at this poodle doing jumps and an trail course on a horse at liberty! And she's wearing a helmet! If you have a dog, you now have a new training project for him/her. This poodle has better balance than some riders I've seen.

    http://youtu.be/WivqS8US98A
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    Lots of good training of dog and horse.

    It makes me too anxious for the dog to watch much of that.
    He is slipping on that saddle and just not that safe what they are doing, really.
    His sharp paws are also bothering the horse when it jumps on it with the horse laying down.

    I would at least try to change that, so the dog is not slipping and the horse's back and belly are a bit more protected.

    It seems the dog is an agility dog, the way he is trained.

    At least the horse is little, so if the dog has to jump off, it won't be quite so high up.

    Interesting video.


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    The dog looks very pleased with herself throughout. Very cute.
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    shows you a miniature horse will put up with anything for food.... if you look in its eyes it is thinking it could drop kick that parasite over the rail


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    Love the helmet!


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    Love the helmet on the dog, and I adore that pony's forelock! Very cute!



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    Very cool but what is up with that bridle path?



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    That's the way a mini's bridle path is clipped for showing. I'm wondering what is up with the noseband of the bridle.
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    Very cute although the music put my teeth on edge.
    I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound. --Nathaniel Hawthorne


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    I like the dog's helmet.

    do you think those two even like each other?


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    The fact that the dog is a clipped poodle makes the video that much more amusing. Lolz
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    Quote Originally Posted by clanter View Post
    shows you a miniature horse will put up with anything for food.... if you look in its eyes it is thinking it could drop kick that parasite over the rail
    My thought too.. Some people have far too much time on their hands.
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    Not to be a party pooper, but that's really not a happy dog. Agree with Bluey.
    An auto-save saved my post.

    I might be a cylon


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    That's taking "dog and pony show" a bit too literally. I couldn't watch the whole thing. Had to turn it off when the poodle started "pole bending" around pony's legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HillnDale View Post
    Not to be a party pooper, but that's really not a happy dog. Agree with Bluey.
    Quote Originally Posted by Liberty View Post
    That's taking "dog and pony show" a bit too literally. I couldn't watch the whole thing. Had to turn it off when the poodle started "pole bending" around pony's legs.
    Yes, I too had trouble watching much of that.
    I think the first thing you learn and teach is to see that all are comfortable and there, the dog was not stable, it was an effort to stay on that horse on the slippery saddle, should have had some other way to keep that dog there, more suited to the dog anatomy and a human saddle is not.
    Maybe a platform by adding a larger flat pillow would have permitted the dog to stand there better?

    Putting a cute blanket over the horse when the dog jumps on and around it would have kept the dog's sharp paws from digging on the pony's body.

    When we were vaulting, it was important to teach that the horse's back was to be protected, no stiff boots and a well padded blanket on the horse's back and always as soft a landing on the horse's back as you could manage, use your arms as springs so your feet or bottom land smoothly, never with a thump.

    I am surprised that someone can train that well, but not realize the horse and dog were clearly not that comfortable.
    The pony was chewing all along and, like someone mentioned, that alone made pony very happy, no matter what else it is asked to do.

    Really, it was a very nice video as far as training.


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