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a starved horse gets a new life

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by leashedForLife, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. leashedForLife

    leashedForLife Well-Known Member Registered

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    a Paint stallion was one of 5 animals rescued by Houston, TX, ACC, from very bad care - he was hundreds of pounds down from healthy wt. He was adopted by one of the editors of PetTalk magazine, who's a horse-novice. She hires a local [female] trainer to help start him in groundwork, build trust, & put muscle back on him.

    I was sorry to see the clip about sending him to "super trainer Jack" for an attitude adjustment, as up til that point, his rehab had been pos-R. :--\ Rats. I am however, very glad that he was gelded - he was a real sh!t with 2 other adult horses, & injured them both badly, with nasty, nasty bites.
    By the end of the video, he's doing very well. :) . Handsome lad.

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    Awe bless :(
     
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    I think that this is who Freedom's adopter refers to as "Super-trainer Jack"-

    http://www.jacklieser.com/about/

    Note that his foundation as a trainer was Parelli - a Western-horse variation on Monty Sloan's "join-up", where the horse is pushed around a round-pen with threatening movement [buggy whip, longue-line end, other object] & the directed GAZE of the trainer, who stands in the middle, while the horse trots or runs the circumference. When the horse gets tired & wants to stop, s/he is pushed again... & again... & again, until they're willing to drop their heads, turn toward the trainer, & make appeasement gestures to stop the threats.
    It's a no-contact fight with the horse, in essence.

    Too many horse-training techniques & tools hearken to "dominance" - just like traditional dog-training - or sheer brute force, & sometimes pain. It's not needed, IMO & IME.
    - terry

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    It's always good to hear heartening stories. There are so many sad ones unfortunately.
     
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