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originally posted by: Domo1
Here's another one, makes me choke up. Different gal, but the same kind of kinship with an animal that's only achieved with understanding. You can't beat a horse into doing this, you have to talk to them and build a trust that's very rare.
Chokes me up, especially when the announcer gets emotional.
Maybe this isn't something special if you didn't grow up with horses, but trust me this isn't easy. "The touch" isn't something you can learn, it's something you're born with. It's even more rare to find a horse that has it too.
At least where I am, those "tricks" are usually laughed at as the beginners false idea of horsetraining - their first discovery of how easy it is to teach a horse anything, so use that to teach them totally useless tricks that impress non-horse people.
I get more impressed by disciplines such as cutting, where the ultimate product is a horse that becomes autonomous and applies it's training without the input of a human, (and without treats).