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15 June 2013 @ 05:37 pm
Gaucho Wild Horse Training  
Gawd that was just painful to watch...

 
 
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nobody9109: zombienobody9109 on June 15th, 2013 05:30 pm (UTC)
I have to laugh because he's not even in control of the horse he's riding in the first half of the video. Didn't bother with the rest.
a_aurantia: Falconera_aurantia on June 15th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
"Within 2 hours of starting the training, the horse is mounted." Nothing like torturing a horse for 2 hours, then torturing it some more once you mount up and repeatedly hit it on the rump.
is_it_tru: pic#113004200is_it_tru on June 15th, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
I am really surprised by this. I was always under the impression that the South American guys who were professional horse people trained horses pretty much the same as Americans and Europeans. This looks like a nice, modern farm, but this training is like, medieval. I don't understand the purpose of hobbling the horse and then trying to get it to move forward. It can't.... BECAUSE YOU HOBBLED IT. The whole thing seems so, so rushed. Those two hours spent before saddling could've been broken up over a few days atleast.
eventing_ponies: pic#120117515eventing_ponies on June 16th, 2013 12:06 am (UTC)
that is not all argentine training. For the cowboys it is pretty much like that but the jumpers and such actually do a decent job. The jumper barn I worked at took about a month to get their horses going w/t/c under saddle and started over fences, sometimes more. Yes it is quick but at the same time, the horses seemed happy and did have a good base on them.
Samwastedrock on June 15th, 2013 10:11 pm (UTC)
Well. That leaves a horse with a really good impression of people. The horse he's on must have been "trained" the previous day by the looks of it.
nightchild01: Heimdallnightchild01 on June 16th, 2013 02:00 am (UTC)
That made me feel sick. Poor horse :(
Ninja Fingers: white catninjafingers on June 17th, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
You know what really bugs me about this (other than the fact that the hobbles rubbed the horse raw when they were on for less than two hours, which means they *did not fit*).

If that was really a 2-3 year old that had been range raised, judging by how she accepted the halter for the first time, all of that was completely unnecessary! Completely. The vibe I was getting from the filly was that she was calm and willing until they started messing with her on the assumption that she was "wild" and "unpredictable." I'm betting if they'd taken it a bit slower she would have accepted a rider very easily. NICE filly.
Rosie: pic#115347656cassie_m123 on June 18th, 2013 05:47 am (UTC)
oh that poor filly.
harnessphoto: foalharnessphoto on June 18th, 2013 04:36 pm (UTC)
Further proof that just because something is 'traditional' or 'culturally accepted' doesn't mean it's a good thing. This video was very hard to watch.

I am currently working with a horse who was 'broke' using similar methods. The extent of the damage is unbelievable. He has learned to hold in his fear for as long as possible before violently exploding. It has been a long process to undo the damage and teach him how to appropriately and safely deal with his fear. I was finally able to get on him last week and he coped well, but it will still be a long time before he becomes a reliable riding horse. The whole thing breaks my heart, especially since he is SUCH a sweet, curious, and smart horse. You just know that he could have been awesome if someone had taken the time to start him properly from the get-go.
atilthia: pic#90282089atilthia on June 21st, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
i dont even understand what they hell they were trying to do in the first part. tie the horse up and keep it from moving and freak it out beyond belief? i dont get it.
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