arabian horse dancing 2 in mexico

arabian horse dancing 2 in mexico


trained or not trained?



  • Obviously trained. Just turn your volume up, and you can hear a man making kissing noises (whatever you call them <.<; ) to get him to move, and says "whoa" to make him stop. So…the horse isn't doing it on his own. He's taking commands.

    And I don't think he's abused at all. He's strong and looks like he's well-fed, and has no scuffs, and he's all clean. Oo How could anyone think abused?

  • perfeclty trainned.. maybe…. correctly trainned… not so. its an irregular piaffe with lack of balance, streighntess and engaging of the hind quartes. its a pitty that such beautiful horses are being trainned this way.

  • i don’t like dancing horses, but this one seems calm, relaxed and not abused.

  • the poor horse is stressing out!!!!! arabs are high stress horses like tbs. how is this funny

  • you can see that he is overtly submissive by the way hes clapping his teeth,and he is afraid.I would hate to be an animal in mexico.

  • Horses will do weird things with their mouths… but his ears are not pinned flat, nor is his tail wringing… all signs of a treat stressed horse. I would say trained because I can hear someone outside the camera field kissing. I had an Arabian show horse that would dance in his stall… not weave… but dance up and down in place… always in the same direction, no matter what direction the stall faced. He use to have groupies – young kids that use to come looking for the “dancing” horse.

  • arabian horses are the best he is not trained and to all the faggots no he is not abusing this horse this is from god 2 show the world what a nice animal can do and yea now arabs r not camel jockys

  • “Dancing” horses… there is something intrinsically wrong here, demeaning. They carry us on their backs for our pleasure — most horses are out of a real job — must we make them do these humbling tricks? It’s intensive exercise in small movements that a horse would only do for a short period naturally. I am disturbed by what I see. This horse is conditioned to do this. The cross ties are bothersome indeed. I feel these behaviors are disrespectful of the horses. I am not a fan.

  • psh that horse isn’t dancing, havn’t u ever heard the expression “gotta pea like a racehorse?”

  • @Jamzimm101987 I do agree with your comment, but I am slightly confused by “This horse is not trained.” I have to say that this statement isn’t true. As a Natural Horsemanship fan, I can see how someone could say that this horse isn’t trained. But in the eyes of Hispanics, or anyone else who uses the Moroccan methods, this would, in fact, be considered “trained”. But in all honesty, I believe “trained” is the incorrect word. “Conditioned” is more reasonable.

  • @salehs313 This horse is “trained”. Pay attention to what you hear. The trainer is somewhere in the background making specific noises that the horse knows and instantly reacts to. Also, the horse obviously knows “Whoa”. Pretty good sign of being trained.

  • I’d say trained, very well. Enough so that his trainer can stand away from him and give him signals on when to do what he is being asked do.

  • @RunninQHsRock I don’t think he is afraid. I have an eight year old mare who chomps on her bit or flaps her lips if you go faster than a walk or she gets excited. Also in the begining and at the end when it is waiting for its commands its ears are up( in between it was behaving like a horse listening for its masters next cue ) and it displays no scared reactions. The fact that he can say whoa that softly and the horse responds that quickly also indicates a horse who is not scared.

  • @TheDragonQueen18 Look a little closer at his mouth,this is not the typicical chomping at the bit commonly seen in an excited horse(which can be from positive or worried energy depending on other body language thats present),what this horse is ”teeth clacking” which is rarely seen in horses over a year old and its an overtly submissive gesture that they’ll do to older horses in a herd,in older horses its a sign of lacking confidence.As for the ears,a horse will put its ears on>>>> continued

  • @TheDragonQueen18 >>>>anything its focusing on,whether its afraid or not.His muscles are tense and he gets an introverted and uncomfortable look in his eyes when working.And its not hard to get a horse to respond to ”whoa” quickly when its uncomfortable and wants to stop anyway.While this isn’t a full scale freak out,as this horse has some understanding that if he jigs he won’t get whipped,he is not a happy about what hes doing and could also be a bit sore on the left front.

  • You guys demeaning this video are dumbasses. Yes SOME spanish people may use that method to teach the horse to dance. But i sure as hell never have and my arab does it beautifully (he prefers the song “I’m Sexy and I Know it”) and @HumaneObserver Ya ever heard of the dressage move Piaffe? its no fucking different, Hell I bet every horse has performed the same damn thing when they wanted to go, I know everyone is entitled to their own damn opinion, but stop downing this video, Grow the Fuck Up.

  • @brokefordstud he’ll do the same thing. And he’s not terrified. Ever seen a dressage horse or a jumper or even a team penner horse?? obiviously u need to learn a bit more about horses. Any horse that is well trained and knows their job will have a concentrated look on their face. This horse is perfection, he’s responsive and supple.

  • You need more study in horse emotion, behavior, and reading expressions. The horse is fearful. He is not “trained,” he is forced. This particular movement, known in dressage is, Piaffe, and is cadenced, higher, and not done against the tension of reins. It is taught, or trained. This missing the criteria in many ways. See that tail switching, and the chewing mouth at the end?

  • Well, there’s training and there’s training. This lacks the elements of decent and humane teaching. But then you may not have a standard as high as mine for horse handling.

  • You, sir or madam, know your business. Those reading need to take a lesson from what you’ve offered. This is very harsh treatment, and hardly deserves to be called training. Anyone can terrify a horse into compliance, especially the more gentle breeds.

  • Let me start this off with saying, people like you are the ones who spark arguments in the comments. Instead of telling people what to do an generally accusing them of being morons because they don’t see things your way, you might want to try just putting your opinion out there in general instead of attacking someone. I have a question. How long have you been around and worked with horses?

  • I’m not sure who you address, but on the off chance it is I, since 1945, when at ten years old I was given by my father a very sassy old OTTB. Why for a ten year old green boy, with zero horse experience I could not say. Possibly he wanted me dead, but I think more he loved me and wanted me to have my dream come true. It did.

    My career has included training, teaching, coaching, Eventing, reining work, ranching work, and long practice in La Jaquima con Fiador Y Mecate. And you, madam?

  • Sadly you are mistaken. That is not a look of concentration for the job, it is concentration inspired by worry, anxiety. He’s been whipped. He is jigging out of fear the whip will fall if he doesn’t. Look again.

    Then look up some actual piaffe say as the school at Saumer or the Spanish riding school horses might do it. Or a video of FEI competition. Some do it well, and some do it like this badly.

  • That is not a piaffe, maam. That’s jigging in place out of concern he may be whipped. Huge difference. I hope your horse does not look like this when performing. I will say though there is so much of this kind of “training,” and horse handling out there it has become accepted and expected.

    I’m afraid there is nothing to do but down the vid, as it is atrocious horse handling. Common, but ugly and sad.

    Here’s person that knows how to train.

    youtube.com/watch?v=PU0GFMG43ns

  • Excellent. Nice to see a few actual horse handlers here to respond to those that are faking it. I suspect just trolls. Sad. This is a very unhappy horse. You read the horse very well indeed.

    My I invite you to visit my FB forum, Classical Horsehandling. You’ll find kindred souls and a thread running through comments that are equine ethics based. Best wishes.

    You’ll know of course what to add to make this hot:
    facebook.com/groups/203429353069964/

  • I’ve been riding since I was three years old, even though my family was mostly living on food coupons, my mom still found a way to buy us some Shetland Ponies to learn on. She taught us herself because she used to start young colts when she was thirteen till she was twenty. I now sometimes ride unruly Arabians that other trainers are scared of, I can read them very well. They don’t read like a normal horse, you have to look at them differently. (Continued)

  • As for all your “accomplishments” and titles, not all of us can afford to be a pompous know-it-all. That being said I wish you a goodnight sir. Maybe it would be easier to respect you if you weren’t so condescending.