Eventing nation: video of horse jumping over another horse
The video seems to have disappeared, but I'm really bothered by what I saw. I even "un-liked" EN (severe) because for some reason they found it amusing, and thought it would appeal to the masses.
I can't stop thinking about how horrible it was.
This video shouldn't just go away and brushed aside. I feel the people in the video are at the very least unkind, and if the horse laying on the ground (while the yahoo jumps over it) is part of a "mustang project" there should be some kind of repercussion.
Too many Sarah McLaughlin commercials for me, or is anyone else ticked?
For awhile the link to the page still worked but now it is gone.
Basically, they had a horse laying on the ground. Someone was kneeling by its head. Another person was on another horse. They then circled around and jumped the other horse. They jumped from the back of the the horse towards its legs. --> [
The horse on the ground was identified as a horse that was part of the Mustang Retraining Project.
I the poster on the video thought it was funny. I can't believe that EN posted it. It seems to be completely wiped from the site.
A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
I didn't like some of the gifs they posted today either. Especially the foal slipping on ice .
I actually found the gifs far more objectionable than the horse jumping the other horse. The jumping horse I chalked up to goofy NH type stuff where the goal appears to be to try to get horses to accept increasingly bizarre scenarios that go against their prey instincts. Not my cup of tea but not necessarily abuse. Just kind of dumb.
The gifs on the other hand were kind of meanspirited.
This goes against what I said when they first started having the "funny" posts a couple of years ago, but I don't think those posts on the main page fit in with what EN should be about. I'd prefer a link that you can open or not.
Oh, I'm so glad HappyHoppingHaffy started this thread! I saw the video on Saturday on my phone, and wanted to put a comment on there (on EN, in their comments section) how inappropriate/dangerous I thought it was, but my phone wouldnt cooperate. Later that evening, when I got onto the "real" (laptop) computer, it had been removed.
That was downright dangerous! If that horse (the one on the ground) had popped up early, it would have been disasterous for all involved. I dont know how anyone could/would think it was "cool". And how it was supposed to be related to eventing/event riders. And I hate it when people say stuff like "its just one of those eventers, being crazy, as usual"........that sort of thing drives me nuts. And there was that sort of "comment/commentary" that was part of the actual write up that came with the video (from EN), that attempted to tie it in to eventing/things event riders do.
And yes, most of those GIF's today were pretty cringe-worthy. Not really funny.
I normally LOVE EN, and read it daily, but sometimes I really gotta wonder who's "minding the shop" when stuff like that gets posted........
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying "I will try again tomorrow" -Mary Ann Radmacher