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  1. #1
    us
    May 2007
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    Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Here is possibly the very best freestyle performance by a horse I have ever seen

    It will just leave you Speachless !

    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    cannot believe a watched that, talented horse, my sister is into that stuff, not that fancy though, here daughter just passed her up in that pony club stuff, c-3 i believe, Me just give me a dirt bike and shoot that horse, that's from years of hauling hay and a good kick to the chest
    where's the good stuff

  3. #3
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    May 2007
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Thompy,

    I still have a few horses, They sure are a lot of work.
    The older I get though,
    the more I prefer their company to some humans I know.

    A dirt bike es a real problem causer out here,
    we have a couple but they get ridden less and less.
    Costs a lot less to feed a horse now days. with fewer oil changes.

    LOL
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  4. #4
    us
    Jan 2006
    Washington state
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    WHO KNEW a horse could DANCE?! Or SKIP! Or prance-in-place? (what do you call that, anyway?)

    I have to say I am totally uninformed about horse shows (well, outside of the western stuff - barrels etc). But I know I've never seen anything so exhilarating or exciting.

    Freakin' awesome. so glad you shared it

    Nan

  5. #5
    us
    May 2007
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Nan,
    The first time I saw it all I could say was ''WOW"

    Our horses are cutting stock, so I know what you speak of.
    We raise Foundation Quarter Horses.
    I love to watch a cutting horse work.

    Turn on a dime and give 9 cents change

    I watched this three times before I posted it
    And I agree with you "Freaking Amazing" just seems to understate the obvious.
    I think "Matinee" was really enjoying herself here.
    She really did earn the tens across the board.

    Thom

    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  6. #6
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    i just don't have the Patience we had a few horses as kids, my ma always wanted one, i think over the years she has ridden mabey 5 times, i use to ride, but never got into the English style, like i mentioned one of the horses was grazing in the yard, it started running came by me and I receive both rear hoofs at full extension across the chest, i flew about 15ft, and landed on the beach, trying to suck in some air, once i recovered a picked up a 12ft 2x4 and was going to return the favor, but my ma stopped me. from then on, i stuck to my bikes, if i got hurt its my own fault, no lazy horse trying to eat, or suddenly veering of through the woods, or getting spooked and trying to throw you. my walker would fly like the wind, and drop her shoulders with a little side step, and try to launch you, think she had a thing with guys, i gave her to my sister, she won allot of ribbons on her. all i got to say is horse people are nuts
    where's the good stuff

  7. #7
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    May 2007
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Yes,
    Some times I do resemble that

    LOL
    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  8. #8
    stefen

    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    A lot what you are seeing are changing leads (flying lead changes) side passing to name a few.

    Its always a pleasure to watch a well matched and trained rider and horse acting as a unit. The rider is actually signalling the horse with leg pressure.

    You won't see this type of action from a cutting horse which is something else altogether...a cutting horse is actually doing all of the work without any cues, pressures or sounds from the rider...


  9. #9
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    If the corral is large and open enough,
    it is cool to watch the trained cutters practice their stuff when they think nobody is watching.

    they will practice on the strangest things or try to.
    I really think they enjoy doing it too.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  10. #10
    stefen

    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Have ridden a cutter a time or two in team penning events and find them to be absolutely outstanding...then switched to my Peruvian which was like forcing a Mac truck to do a gymkhana.

  11. #11
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    Feb 2008
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dog
    If the corral is large and open enough,
    it is cool to watch the trained cutters practice their stuff when they think nobody is watching.

    they will practice on the strangest things or try to.
    I really think they enjoy doing it too.

    Thom
    Yup.Had an old cutter that I would allow to go along,free running; with me on a young horse;when I was shorthanded working cattle.Took the place of another man until time to drive the truck or open the gate.
    Wolfpack forever

  12. #12
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    May 2007
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    Jim,
    My advice to the kids when they climb up on one is ...

    "If you drop the reins grab that saddle horn quick"
    "either hang on or get dumped"

    The funniest thing I think I have ever seen was when I put my three year old niece on the back of one of our oldest stud horses (just to see how he handled kids).

    Note...Before anyone goes off on me I never let go of her until I was absolutely sure she was perfectly safe.

    That horse froze. That little girl bounced kicked and tried her darnedest to get him going.
    He wouldn't budge. I had to lead him around to give her a ride. I would stop ... he would stop.
    That little girl goading him to go all the way along... no dice.

    I have learned that these horses will defend "their" kids with everything they have and are as loyal to these kids as any dog , maybe more so.
    That gentle old stud will be the nastiest thing in the whole world to another adult he doesn't like.
    he will let the little ones almost abuse him.
    I have also seen him cut the kids away from something he didn't like them doing.
    he has also been seen practising on the cats, dogs, leaves and blowing pieces of paper.
    He had a raccoon cornered in the pole barn once.

    Cutting horses are a real hoot.

    Thom
    "Everybody dies"
    "But not everybody lives."

  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2006
    Montana
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    Re: Something Different ... For the Horse lover

    My horses eat and crap.









    Hey - if you ever get a chance to see the Lipizzaner Stallions, check out the show!

 

 

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