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  1. #21
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    Oct. 26, 2007
    San Jose, Ca


    While I have no love for this "sport" or what this "rider" may be doing.

    But that stain looks like someone has been riding a sweaty horse bareback - if you ever went on a long ride sans saddle, the stains would be familiar.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Jul. 17, 2009
    south eastern US


    Quote Originally Posted by Appsolute View Post
    From the apparel (giant sharpened spurs, hand bat), I am thinking Gaucho rodeo...

    And I say good on the horse for giving a well placed kick. I am sure that rider used those spurs he has on.

    Leaning back and yaking on the faces of terrified horses seems to be a popular move:
    I wonder if that shot lifted him off his feet or if he got bucked off the horse and, erm, landed on the hoof? Either way I don't feel sorry for the guy due to the whip in his hand he probably deserved it.

    They actually use those spurs to help them "stick" to the horse. Upon mounting they will cruely and forcefully jab those spurs into the sides of the horse to hold them on. I think anyone who participates in such rodeos get what they deserve when the horse scores like this one did.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."

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  3. #23
    Join Date
    Jul. 13, 2011
    East Longmeadow, MA


    Unfortunately that poor horse probably paid a horrible price.
    What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Oct. 26, 2007
    San Jose, Ca


    You know, I was wondering how they got the horses to rear up so much, and why there was so much pawing at the air / front feet sky high.

    Then I thought about those “bridles” and noticed how they are tied tightly around the lower jaw.

    I bet it sends these unbroken horses into a panic, making them paw at their faces – I have seen my dog get something stuck around his jaw like that, and it made him leap and paw at his mouth.

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