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  • 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?

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    I just saw one recently of Snowman doing this - it is one of the famous things he did. Do you think it was that video?
    Blugal

    You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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    • #3
      I didn't see it. What did the video show? What was the horrible part?

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          Here is a link to the video that was in the EN post . I was pretty appalled they posted it too
          Last edited by Lone; Dec. 8, 2013, 09:11 AM. Reason: fixing link
          Cascadia- OTTB mare. 04/04-05/10
          If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lone View Post
            Here is a link to the video that was in the EN post . I was pretty appalled they posted it too
            That is one of the most appalling displays of "non-horsemanship" that I've ever seen. Stupid, stupid, stupid.
            Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

            The Grove at Five Points

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            • #7
              Holy moly. That was much worse than I imagined it might be. Yikes. I agree with you.

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              • #8
                Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

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                • #9
                  The loud, idiotic freak-out of excitement afterwards shows the rider thought it was stupid too…
                  Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Lone View Post
                    Here is a link to the video that was in the EN post . I was pretty appalled they posted it too
                    This turns my stomach. People should know better.

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                    • #11
                      On the one hand: yikes.

                      On the other hand: perhaps not too surprising.

                      I'd suggest giving feedback directly to EN as well; quality control is most definitely an issue over there.

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                      • #12
                        I didn't like some of the gifs they posted today either. Especially the foal slipping on ice .

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kcmel View Post
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            Holy hell. Those gifs are mean-spirited to the point of cruelty.

                            We all know there are people out there who are numbskulled enough to post videos of vulnerable animals in various stages of distress. But to collect them and celebrate them as funny?

                            It's a sad day when an eventing website can't distinguish between amusing and cruel. That's twice now. At least the first offense was taken down, but you'd think they'd learn.

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                            • #15
                              People can be so stupid...those poor horse(s)/people could have been seriously injured

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by JER View Post
                                Holy hell. Those gifs are mean-spirited to the point of cruelty.

                                We all know there are people out there who are numbskulled enough to post videos of vulnerable animals in various stages of distress. But to collect them and celebrate them as funny?

                                It's a sad day when an eventing website can't distinguish between amusing and cruel. That's twice now. At least the first offense was taken down, but you'd think they'd learn.
                                I have to admit....I disliked the Gifs as well. But then I sort of dislike Gifs in general.....

                                But the guy hitting the post and the horses falling through the ice....ugh. Those things could have resulted in serious injuries. And the others...all I could think was how lucky no broken bones.
                                ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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                                • #17
                                  After reading these posts I won't even go to EN today, I don't want to see it.

                                  What does gif stand for, anyway?
                                  Always be yourself. Unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.

                                  The Grove at Five Points

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                                  • #18
                                    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

                                    Wearing a helmet saved my eyesight

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post

                                      What does gif stand for, anyway?
                                      Graphics Interchange Format

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by ACMEeventing View Post
                                        After reading these posts I won't even go to EN today, I don't want to see it.

                                        What does gif stand for, anyway?
                                        Graphic Interchange Format....basically those stupid little short video clips.
                                        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **

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