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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

(sorta) Wordless Wednesday

Who says that bridleless stuff is just for reiners and dressage ponies?

*not my video, found it on Youtube after seeing it on Facebook*

15 comments:

  1. THAT is absolutely freakin awesome!!! What a good horse, and Coboy!!! I enjoyed that a lot!

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  2. Trevor Brazille rocks. And that is why he has 7 All Around titles to his name...
    I had to watch that video several times...so cool to see that horse just sit down.

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  3. I LOVE how quiet and collected that horse is in the box and after his run. Goes to show, it's not how much stuff you hang on their faces, tie their heads down with or stick in their mouths that makes them work well. Fantastic - thanks for sharing!

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  4. How freakin cool!! I am so re-posting this - thanks for sharing!

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  5. Back in the early 90's I knew a horseshoer in Lethbridge, Pierre Dufour, who would ride his heel horse, Stu, bridleless at ropings. Stu knew his job and didn't like his rider interfering. I know a lady who used to ride bridless trail riding too. I've ridden bridleless around the pasture, but not in a speed event!

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  6. Definately a well trained and responsive horse. Have you seen the video of Charmayne James and Scamper where the bridle broke in the middle of a barrel racing run and Scamper kept right on running without missing a beat?

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  7. Doesn't hurt that both TB and Texaco are easy on the eyes lol

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  8. @dunappy - I have seen Charmayne & Scamper's run. It was pretty awesome but I was kinda disappointed. I had been told it was a 'bridleless barrel run'. Well yeah her bridle broke but that horse kept the bit in his mouth like his bridle was still on. Sure it makes your heart leap to be riding like that but its not quite the same as bridleless. Still freakin awesome though :)

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  9. Jason Hanson (www.jasonhansoncuttinghorses.com) has a clip of cutting without the bridle. What a great reminder that we are mere passengers and if the horse was not willing - we wouldn't be able to do what we do! Amazing!

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  10. A friend just told me about this and I wasnt looking forward to searching for it, and I go to your blog and suprise! here it is. Pretty awesome to have that confidence in your horse.

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  11. That's very cool, BUT he has a neck rope. He is controlling the horse by sliding the rope up and down his neck, not exactly control-less, although the horse appears to be very well trained and calm.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. On Country Girl's recommendation, I went over and watched Jason Hanson and his bridleless cutting horses. That is frigging awesome because he rides all different horses that way and it just proves how much the cutting horse does on his own. On a really good cutting horse, the rider hangs on for the ride after the he points out the cow to the horse. Awesome horses and riders!

    I've ridden bareback and bridleless in the arena and it truly is a thrill even though I only walked around.

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  13. Wow. Awesome!

    It just goes to show that riders don't really control a horse with a bridle or bit, because a horse can run through anything, even that little neck rope for that matter.

    The only way a rider is able to 'control' a horse is if that horse is willing. And any bridle, bit or rope is just a form of communication only.


    ~Lisa

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