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Police Horses Are People Too

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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 01:27 PM
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Nothing to convince a skeptic in this video, but if you've lived with horses you'll have seen extraordinary behaviour at times. They know what you're thinking and will demonstrate their understanding. What appears to be rebellious behaviour is frequently a reaction to unfair human behaviour.

They aren't programmed robots.

They're people, like you.


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posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 01:34 PM
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a reply to: Kester



They're people, like you.


Ummm....no, they're horses.

Dogs are dogs, cats are cats, pigs are pigs.....




posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: Kester



BUTTERNUTS!



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: highfromphoenix

Legally speaking a corporation is a person so I guess it could go either way .It is a horse and humans are humans but a person has a big question mark in legal terms .



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

That horse was a diabetic!



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: Kester

I'm not buying what the horse whisperer is saying in the video. She's 'translating' the kind of thoughts we might imagine horses would have and that's usually called anthropomorphism.

Still, there's no harm there and it doesn't hurt to be more aware of how we treat animals.

Slightly off-topic, years back I worked at Ashton Court festival near Bristol. There were hundreds crossing the Clifton bridge and it was swaying like a boat on the ocean. Security were filtering people through safely and the police presence included mounted officers.

A dick on a scooter was forcing his way through the crowds and pissing them off. He made the mistake of edging in against a horse and the police rider hauled the guy, vertically, off the scooter and bollocked him as onlookers cheered.

No horse whisperer was required for everyone to be protective of the horse and the rider had to push his scooter away in embarrassment.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: Kester

G,day mate.
no i dont think horses are people too
but. I have owned a few horses and rode a few more
most good and one bog headed black mongel of a stock horse that needed shooting
I have found chaff burners to be good companions and good workers with i might add a higher iq than some people i know
now the sheila in the vid me bethinks is on some weird jungle juice lol




posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 04:00 PM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

From what I've seen horses have some enviable legal rights here. I wouldn't expect to be able to camp on a traffic island for long without trouble. But take some horses with you and you're able to stay till the grazing runs out.




posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Kandinsky

I agree the video isn't convincing. But personal experience tells me there's a lot more to horses than many people think.

Nice story about the bridge incident. You sometimes have to be careful not to act superior on a horse, that added height puts you on another level.

I once got picked up by the arm in the teeth of a stallion I treated unfairly. He flung me down and tried to jump on my chest. I was young then and quick reactions kept me from serious harm. I learnt a lesson for sure.



posted on Apr, 8 2015 @ 04:20 PM
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originally posted by: pronto
I have found chaff burners to be good companions and good workers with i might add a higher iq than some people i know


That is true. Sometimes a horse will sort out a situation before a human has had time to think.

I met a young man who did the big cross country endurance race in Australia. He lived in the field with his horses. He said they'd come over to see what he was eating. He was on a wheatgrass diet at the time and he thought the horses respected him because his food was similar to theirs and that formed a closer bond.



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 03:02 AM
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I don't know about the lady in the vid (and I don't ever get the statements of animals being "people" too),
But I know that within equestrian circles, when in intimate conversation, we all have these unexplainable experiences of seeming to have communication with our horses, that cannot be explained any other way. Often even at a distance.
But not wanting to be seen as nut cases, we tend to keep those to ourselves, or only with others who have the same experience.

What bothers me a bit is when animal communicators claim they hear dialogue, as if in linear language, from animals.
That is not what I experience. I pick up expression put together with sensual memory- images and emotions, smells, tastes...it can tell a real story, but no words involved.



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: Kester

I'll agree that horses are wonderful creatures who seem to a brilliant vehicle (hurrrr) for the therapy of the emotionally disturbed, and that they deserve respect; but i'll be unlikely ever to believe any kind of psychic, especially of the pet variety as they always say such obvious rubbish that just appeals to our warm and fluffy side.

There is a fairly well known Psychic in the UK, John Starkey (he's been on various TV shows and has maintained a business and shop in Wolvo for what must be over 20 years)..

Well an old chum of mine used to to work in Safari Parks and Private Zoos with various critters, and along came Mr Starkey to do his do on some of the creatures there for a well known day-time show, making various grand pronouncements about the personal history of one of the big cats from his mind reading etc.

It was all just total BS, my chum had raised it from birth and was it's main care-giver. He went and told him how much of a crock he was right in front of the cameras and all. It didn't get aired.

Just my anecdote.

I can get on with horses being peeps too though, we all are

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posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: Bluesma

Sometimes they know what you're doing when you're out of sight. Sometimes they react instantly to something you just thought. I found I had to be careful what images I formed in my mind because the horses would see that image.



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:34 AM
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a reply to: skalla

Nice anecdote.

My stallion needed careful handling. One day my boss, who had suffered from polio and walked with leg callipers, insisted on leading him. I reluctantly agreed and stood back expecting some kind of mishap. I was very surprised to see the stallion dip his head towards my boss and walk carefully beside him as quiet as a lamb. Horses taught me more about honourable behaviour than humans ever did.



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:43 AM
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a reply to: Kester

Yeps, i've known some autistic peeps (of the "i dont talk or understand most humans" variety) who attracted horses, even one normally spooked very easily... and some of these peeps also become talkative, confident and emotionally expressive (in a way never witnessed before) after a bit of of a whisper and a snuggle with horses.

They are fine creatures indeed.



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: Kester

Although I like horses I have come across some that had serious attitude problems. Biters or kickers ,that sort of thing .Some are big babies though and I have seen some that are very smart ,especially working horses . My grandfather had 20 or so draft horses he worked in the woods .



posted on Apr, 9 2015 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Autorico

You killed butternuts!



posted on Apr, 10 2015 @ 02:21 AM
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originally posted by: Kester
a reply to: Bluesma

Sometimes they know what you're doing when you're out of sight. Sometimes they react instantly to something you just thought. I found I had to be careful what images I formed in my mind because the horses would see that image.


Exactly! One of the neatest thing I found about riding is how it forces you to control not only your own body, but your mind.

Stray thoughts are immediately responded to.

A few times, I spent an evening at home considering what exercises I would do with a horse the next day. I'd go over them, imagining what steps I would cover, to eventually get to a specific manouver.

The next day, as soon as I am in the saddle, the horse would make it clear she was asking to do something- I would let her do so... and she would immediately carry out the final manouver that I had so carefully planned out to teach, through various steps! As if her mind had been going over it all with me in the night! I have done experiments with this and found it can be a real shortcut in training!

A strange occurence that I have had with my current horse partner is that we have synchronized physical ailments.
When I bought her, she had a large scar on her rear right leg, and some rigidness in it, from a injury in the past.
After having her one week, I had an accident, had to be operated on, and now have a scar on my right leg (in the equivalent area) and also suffer from it being rigid if not warmed up sufficiently.

Right now, I have a sort of tendinitis in my elbow. Yesterday I found my horse also, has her fetlock inflamed and painful.
Once I suddenly had terrible stomach pains, wondering if I just caught a stomach flu or something, until the barn owner called to tell me my horse was colicking.
It doesn't even surprise me anymore.



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