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I Can't Believe they want to train horses with this!!

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  • I Can't Believe they want to train horses with this!!

    I came across this in one of those free horse-advertising magazines...
    http://www.theimprinter.com/

    I could certainly imagine re-habbing a horse with a serious injury, but to use it for riding lessons? Starting green horses? Looks like a nasty accident to me.

    For those who haven't clicked over to see it, it is essentially a horse-stock on wheels, with a way to harness the horse within it, so the stocks can take the weight of the horse.

    They advertise that there's a 'ride-along seat' for the trainer to give a lesson while a student 'rides' the horse!


  • #2
    ??? My brain hurts now...
    Leap, and the net will appear

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    • #3
      LOL that has to be a joke.
      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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      • #4
        Every horse in every picture looks pissed off and confused.
        WTH - It's a rolling death trap. Who would think that up??
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        • #5
          and its attached to a tractor/4 wheeler? Thats a scary accident waiting to happen.

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          • #6
            WOW! Just WOW! What an absolutely ridiculous, dangerous looking contraption. Surely a joke???

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            • #7
              Nope, they are real. Actually, these folks have taken an idea from the late 1800's and tried to modify it for today. There are old catalogs with these babies in there.

              It's kind of like the "foal weaning halter" with mean spikes on the noseband. The foal tries to nurse and pokes the mare withe spikes and supposedly she won't let him nurse. That one is from the 1960's.

              Yeah...
              GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

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              • #8
                Some of those photos look (hopefully) like they're shop jobs.

                Please oh please let this be a joke.
                "The nice thing about memories is the good ones are stronger and linger longer than the bad and we sure have some incredibly good memories." - EverythingButWings

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                • #9
                  Thelate 1800's one is a horse is in a similar contraption but can only go in a circle. There are spokes from the horse going to a stationary middle. If you search you can find an old linotype pic. I can't link because I'm on my phone.
                  GR24's Musing #19 - Save the tatas!!

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                  • #10
                    I love that they are saying it's a safety device, but not a single rider is wearing the most basic riding safety device: a helmet. Oh sweet sweet irony.

                    It looks heavy and akward, and I feel like if someone uses that thing to train horses with, they shouldn't be training horses. I understand their logic of keeping the rider safe (other than the lack of helmets...), but if the rider is that scared, I feel like a better option to using that would be to wear medieval style armor. Or just not ride.

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                    • #11
                      And if the horse panics? How does he get out of that trap?

                      Looks like it could be very abusive.....

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                      • #12
                        I was amused by the video where it looked like a hot walker that you have to pull them around in.

                        I watched with out sound, how do they prevent the horse from crushing the leg of the rider against that big metal frame?

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                        • #13
                          Rube Goldberg lives!
                          The inherent vice of Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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                          • #14
                            Hmmmmmmph! To begin with its dangerous (can't even begin to list the ways it is dangerous). Secondly, a horse has to be about half broke to get him harnessed up and in there so how exactly is it desensitizing and training? And it is dangerous. Plus its is sheer stupidity. Did I mention it's dangerous.
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                            • #15
                              Holy Buckets Batman!
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                              • #16
                                What the...!!!
                                http://burpclothsandsaddlepads.blogspot.com/

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                                • #17
                                  Reminds me of the 'rebirthing' you see like on CSI and stuff where the 'therapist' wraps a troubled teen in a blanket and lets the fight their way out of the 'womb'. Some of those kids die (at least on tv).
                                  Do not toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

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                                  • #18
                                    I dunno, I wouldn't mind a seat to ride around on when I'm teaching lessons. Easier than standing in the center and twirling, and a better view than sitting on a bench outside the arena.

                                    Just kidding, that thing looks like a death trap. They've been around awhile, though. I just wonder how many they have sold...
                                    exploring the relationship between horse and human

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                                    • #19
                                      Hideous!

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                                      • #20
                                        Ok, I can officially say I've now seen everything!!

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