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  1. #21
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    Actually, he posted it on my news feed. I thought he was showing an example of idiots riding poorly. No, it appears as though he was proud of it LOL.
    Mike Matson's crown is safe. I don't even have a youtube account.
    No fear Lady, today was a down day for me and I thought I would catch up on my facebook reading. Though after today, he probably is no longer a 'facebook friend'. I am backing far, far away from that Parelli-esque personality cult. You would have thought I spit on the flag by saying anything against these guys. Clearly I need to edit my friends list over there.



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    Not their finest hour for sure.
    I think it falls under one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this!"
    A friend told me I was delusional. I almost fell off my unicorn.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BEARCAT View Post
    Not their finest hour for sure.
    I think it falls under one of those "here, hold my beer and watch this!"
    On many levels.

    But it is far from the worst I have ever seen.

    Of course....my sister would have sounded just like the OP....
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    Actually, all I saw was 2 very 'kind and forgiving' horses with 2 AH's riding them.

    It kinda reminded me of a certain male rider from this area that made the Olympics and the way he treated a lovely warmblood gelding he had back in the 70's maybe and the rider was NOT an eventer either.
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    Came here looking for "beat down" by CotH posters. Did not leave disappointed.
    "No matter how well you perform there's always somebody of intelligent opinion who thinks it's lousy." - Laurence Olivier



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    I think the horses and I had the same WTF look on our faces. Poor horsemanship and a couple of riders making a fool of themselves, but not exactly shocking.
    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

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    Agree with earlier poster - have seen worse at schooling shows, polo matches, etc. so not outraged by this.
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    I thought it was very sad. No, those horses aren't happy. If I had sold my horse to them, and that was my horse being used like that, it would break my heart.

    But is it abuse as in call animal control, and start an internet campaign against them, and they shouldn't be allowed to own animals? I'm going to have to say no.

    I just wish all horses could be treated just exactly how I wish they could be treated. However, I get plenty of comments on my blog that the way I treat my horse is no good either. So....there ya go.
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    Sexy? Not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msj View Post
    Actually, all I saw was 2 very 'kind and forgiving' horses with 2 AH's riding them.
    That would be my assessment, too.

    I've seen worse at shows and elsewhere, but those folks weren't trainers and they didn't post a video of their crappy riding on F-book in the name of humor. I wouldn't send a horse to either one of them either.
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    I agree the horses don't look thrilled, but they don't look freaked out! A little confused maybe, but not abused... Could've used less of the spurs, I think! Not my idea of entertainment, but I've seen much worse.


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    To me it just looks silly. I'm not sure quite what they were trying to do, but I wouldn't call it abuse.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

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    They don't look anymore grumpy than upper-level dressage horses do to me.


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    Lordy am I the only one that sort of enjoyed it? I even got the feeling the horses were joining in on the fun at a few points. It was clearly not a "proper" training session but wasn't meant to be - just a goof off for fun session. I got the feeling those two guys could really ride well if that was the point. Yeah if these were horses they had in for proper training that would be a problem, but I bet these are just two horses they keep for fun & demos. Not my kind of riding but I didn't see anything really harmful here and chuckled a few times. And yeah, seen a lot worse at shows where riders weren't trying to be goofballs!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tha Ridge View Post
    They don't look anymore grumpy than upper-level dressage horses do to me.
    This ^

    No rolkur there!

    Who are these not-very-sexy-guys?


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    They don't look anymore grumpy than upper-level dressage horses do to me.
    Rolly eyes. You are hanging out in the wrong places if you truly think that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crockpot View Post
    Rolly eyes. You are hanging out in the wrong places if you truly think that.
    Really? 'Cause I do. I see a lot of tail-swishing and teeth-gnashing in upper-level dressage.


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