Flying high and whips
I. Am. Speechles.
I’m pretty sure that dude can’t have kids anymore because of what happens at 1:48.
Ok. Back to being speechless.
Nope, can’t do it. Gotta say something.
I was reading through the comments and some people were speculating that this might be a gag video – which would be awesome! I have a hard time believing that anyone could ride this poorly (or maybe it’s some new, futuristic technique that I just can’t see the benefits of… yet?). But then why the thrashing after the refusal? I’m sorry, it’s not even after the refusal, it’s after he’s turned away, reclaimed his lost stirrup and circled. Then he hits the horse. Either this dude has some seriously slow reaction time (which, isn’t such a far fetched idea given his mad jumping skillz) or he’s just another douche in a show ring who hasn’t the slightest inkling of what a whip is for. And no, it’s not for hitting.
The whip is a training aid.
Yes, it does suck that I need to say that; however, it is not surprising.
It’s to be used after a misbehavior and/or to back up your aids. To be effective, it needs to be used immediately so it is associated with the negative behavior and the horse understands it’s being punished. Or, if it’s backing up the aids, again needs to be used immediately otherwise what exactly are you backing up? Whipping a horse minutes later accomplishes nothing – well, nothing training-wise. If you’re purpose is to hurt the horse because your ego is bruised, then job well done. But if you actually want to teach it something I would recommend removing your head from your ass. Just a suggestion.
Just on a side note, if people can whip horses for bruising egos, can I whip the fedex guy who stared at me like I was a moron because I improperly filled out a waybill? Sure it’s a week later, but he’ll know what it’s for, right?
Whips from A to Z:
Jones, Indiana Whip
Not horse related. Not even a bit.