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jbstar159

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jbstar159 says:

Horrified!

Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.

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dapplegray14

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dapplegray14 says:

Re: Horrified!

 that's horrendous! who thinks of these things?! it should be banned...

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Rosebudd

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Rosebudd says:

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 maybe the producers should go and jump off it themselves. That is disgusting. 

 

Lets hope that welfare groups put a stop to it. 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Horrified!

Unbelievable !! Just when you think that you've seen it all. I wish they would stop dead at the end and throw the bloody rider off into the sea.

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ellasmellaa

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ellasmellaa says:

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 How can this even be aloud to happen. What a cruel world we live in...

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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I remember seeing the film they made about the girl who rode the horse in the original shows, she lost her eyesight due to something going wrong in the dive although I don't think any horses were ever injured.  She continued to do it even though she couldn't see, as she had a strong bond with the horse apparently.  Not that I think they should be doing it at all, a horse diving off a bridge to save its life is one thing, for entertainment is crazy, and I think they might find it hard to get hold of a horse that will willingly do this for them, it would have to be a special horse that would agree to it I think.

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SilverLinedCloud

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Re: Horrified!

 Well, although I am in no way supporting this ridiculous proposal to bring it back I feel I have to point out that perhaps it is no more dangerous to the horse than a sport such as racing is. It is far less of a natural thing to do but that does not make it any worse; Hurtling over whopping great fences at break neck speeds is incredibly dangerous but in the name of entertainment and livelihood it is exceptable to risk an animals welfare. 

I don't have a particular dislike for racing and I hope I do not offend, I just thought I'd put that out there. 

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equi

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equi says:

Re: Horrified!

 What one earth?! i saw this on the simpsons or something and thought it was something they made up, i didnt realise it was actually REAL! That is disgusting. There is no way they will get it passed to bring it back in its blatant animal cruelty.

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jbstar159

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jbstar159 says:

Re: Horrified!

SilverLinedCloud said:

 Well, although I am in no way supporting this ridiculous proposal to bring it back I feel I have to point out that perhaps it is no more dangerous to the horse than a sport such as racing is. It is far less of a natural thing to do but that does not make it any worse; Hurtling over whopping great fences at break neck speeds is incredibly dangerous but in the name of entertainment and livelihood it is exceptable to risk an animals welfare. . 



Absolutley - i personally dont agree with racing either. It just really shocked me to see it, its so bizarre and very upsetting. Surely it wont be brought back? Makes me feel sick.

Let a horse whisper in your ear and breathe on your heart. You will never regret it. I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes. Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.

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happyrain

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happyrain says:

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 i actually dont have a problem with the dive itself, the horse walked up willingly and didnt look stressed afterwards. its not something i would want to go and see but its no different to other tricks and stunts we teach our horses like jumping through fire. if its done with patience and kindness and the horse knows no fear from it then i dont have a problem. i watched a documentary abouta texan horse trainer who taught hs horses to dive off a cliff for a film. he started by leading them up a tiny ramp and asking them to step down into water for a reward. not much different to a xc jump, then he gradually made the ramp higher and longer until the horse started diving. everything was done slowly and without pressure. some horses didnt take to it, one in particular would take himself back round for another go!

my problem comes with the same issue you get in any sport that becomes popular -  bad trainers. a youtube vid by the american humane association showed one guy teaching horses to dive by chasing them up a full height ramp with people banging gates shut behind it. the poor horse had no option but to jump and was clearly terrifed. the second horse in the vid was so scared he jumped over the rail boards and missed the water completely from a height of 25feet. i dont know what happened as it didnt show the rest but i can make an educated guess

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lauralou15

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lauralou15 says:

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 I have to say that although it isn't something I would like to see and I don't think it should be a form of entertainment at no point did it appear the horse was being forced to do it as we all know if a horse doesn't want to do something its not going to do it....on the comments or the video I saw one that I thought summed it up quite well (though I must say I think she sounds as if shes in support of it and I am not in support I don't think it should be done) (oh and i wish to cause no offence to anyone):

 

Cassie Mae Baum · Little Falls, Minnesota
Looks like the horse was more than willing. And I did not see s drop of blood. The horse didn't seem to limp or be injured in any way. Ya know we teach a horse to rope a 800 pound calf and have it jerk the horse like crazy. We have them run like hell around 3 barrels. By god in dressage they do moves like I have never seen a horse do naturally. This is damn good training and alot of trust between horse and rider!!

 

I have deleted some bits of the comment these are the bits I think sum it up the best.

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