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  • Horse seriously using hind end

    and poll definitely the highest point!

    one oak, lots of canyons


  • #2
    Thanks for that!


    • #3
      I considered it a disgusting display of machismo at the horses expense. It was quite inappropriate to do on a paved driveway, the guy needs to get him a dirt bike if he wants to pop wheelies, and quit ABUSING the horses.

      Watched a video of the gray stallion on the same site, and that I did somewhat enjoy, but after watching the other video, I wonder how the gray horse gets treated too.

      What people enjoy watching, tells you plenty about them.


      • #4
        I was being a bit sarcasstic BTW.


        • #5
          wow,that actually seriously bothers me. I think its disgusting, and having had a horse flip over on me, quite scary too.
          In my opinion, a horse is the animal to have. 1300 pounds of raw muscle, power, grace, and sweat between your legs - it's something you just can't get from a pet hamster.


          • #6
            Lets consider this. Where these horses are bred the "hind leg walk" and these horses predisposition to perform it is what they are breeding for. Without jobs horses become at risk of becoming food. We cant go to this island off of Spain and stop them from doing this or stop them from breeding horses. Unpleasant as it seems to us maybe this is how these horses stay out of the killpen.


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              • #8
                Originally posted by Don Raphaelo Rollkurista View Post
                I was being a bit sarcasstic BTW.
                glad to hear that.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Don Raphaelo Rollkurista View Post
                  Without jobs horses become at risk of becoming food. We cant go to this island off of Spain and stop them from doing this or stop them from breeding horses. Unpleasant as it seems to us maybe this is how these horses stay out of the killpen.
                  Maybe so, but while the idea of the killpen (and the trip to it) makes me sick to my stomach, so does this kind of display. Does it have to be a choice of what is worse? The killpen is a one time thing; this stuff is ongoing and who knows how their lives are when not performing.

                  See, this is the kind of thing that I could understand people banding together to stop.


                  • #10
                    If my steer walked on his hind legs like that, he'd still get et.


                    • #11
                      i think that you cant make a comment about abuse from the video of walking on hind legs. not enough to see how the horse is really treated.

                      and i find it simply amazing that there are those that think hind leg walking is abusive but dont find aggressive rollkur so.

                      why is that?

                      because rollkur wins of course and is popular.

                      disgusting in my book.


                      • #12
                        Thats cool! If I were a horse I would rather do that than 15min of 20 meter circles with a beginner rider on my back trying to learn sitting trot!


                        • #13
                          Someone put the aggressive rollkur reel back on please. Come on. Find an old post where anyone says aggressive anything is good because it wins.


                          • #14
                            It's ok, canyonoak, some of us got it.


                            • #15
                              Interestingly enough if you do a search on the Menorquin horse the majority of the photos that come up show the horse rearing with and without a rider.


                              • #16
                                odd and interesting

                                Not sure why some are so disgusted none of what we do with horses is natural.

                                Looks terrifying for the rider.


                                • #17
                                  Very odd, and troublesome,

                                  That someone would liken the abuse in the video to normal pleasure riding.

                                  Looks terrifying for the horse.

                                  I hope you go find a man who will practice machismo on you if you think it's interesting.


                                  • #18
                                    What abuse is this? Half the world probably teaches their dogs to do the same thing... This horse calmly goes into the movement and calmly back out of it, there is no tail swishing, teeth grinding, gaping mouth, or resistance. The rider is holding the saddle with his right hand to stay on, not hauling on the reins.

                                    This horse is not fat or thin, his coat is shiny, he looks like he has muscle to spare, and he's been bred for this activity...


                                    I cant say its something i would ever want to do, looks like hell to stay on and would scare the bajeebas out of me!

                                    But heck, the spanish riding school does airs above the ground with riders on their backs, is that abuse? It's darn close to the same thing here folks... Circus horses have been performing mounted and unmounted rearing and different airs above the ground for centuries.

                                    It doesnt look like this horse was forced to do this, it looks like he's a bit of a freak of nature that enjoys the movement. If he didnt, he would be showing a heck of a lot of resistance before, during, and after, yet he willingly performs...

                                    I agree with the other poster. Everything we ask these animals to do goes against nature... From hopping around on their backs for vaulting, to the big drafts doing pulling contests with half their veins popping out of their skin...

                                    I'm just happy if i see them in good weight, muscle, and happily working anymore. It's the neglected, beat, worked into the ground, etc... that upset me...
                                    Your Horse's Home On The Road!


                                    • #19
                                      To Ton. all due respect. This is in Menorca. Spain. You know bullfighting and the like. And I have seen much worse from ammy's at schooling jumper shows that meant no harm but really were hard on their poor horses mouths and backs.


                                      • #20
                                        Very troubling that some want to make excuse for the abuse shown in the video.