Ok, I just have to talk about this with someone, so here it is. I skim through CA’s tv episodes on downunderhorsemanshiptv.com. (You can fast forward through the 45 min of commercials to watch the 15 min of show.) I don’t like a lot of what he does and his rollkur on the western horse sucks but I still like to see some of it. I thought seeing Australian Brumbies would be kinda cool so I skimmed the 3 newest episodes.
Anyway, his new series is a badly produced reality show. Supposedly he gets a call from some station (ranch) in Australia with a “rogue” brumby that they just can’t catch and is causing all sorts of mayhem . You get to listen to a bunch of poorly scripted and poorly performed dialogue and watch a lot of repetitive video of the same group of horses over and over again as they supposedly round them up. They use helicopters, motorcycles, 4 x 4’s and the token CA on a horse. It is pretty insulting that they think we are so stupid we can’t tell they are showing us the same horses over and over again. As they stampede them through the brush and into a pen. There are supposed to be 10’s of thousands of wild horses in this area and all they can find are about 20? And they just happen to catch the legendary rogue brumby in it? Yeah, right. It is just so fake, I can’t take it. There are more improbabilities piled into the shows but I won’t go into them any farther. You can check it our yourselves.
The final blow to my intelligence is when they have the supposedly rogue brumby stallion caught. He conveniently has a cropped ear so they can pick him out of the group. Unfortunately, they keep forgetting which ear is cropped and the image is VERY obviously edited. They sometimes have the right ear cropped and sometimes the left ear cropped and sometimes both. It is just pitiful.
I feel better now. Have a good day everyone!