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  1. Susan Ragdollfan

    January 31, 2020 4:18 pm

    Lusitanos are just as noble as the PRE. Awesome horseman ship on this beautiful gelding. Thank you for sharing him with us!

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  2. Wisteria

    January 31, 2020 4:20 pm

    You're doing a really great job! I think you should do some liberty and groundwork with him to make him trust you more and feel relaxed. Maybe he doesn't like being ridden because of what he has been experiencing and doesn't feel relaxed that way.

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  3. Judit-Karin Jacobsen

    January 31, 2020 6:55 pm

    I really liked your cooking video! I think it would be very fun to see you make other horse treats 🙂

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  4. BlackCanvas AT

    January 31, 2020 7:59 pm

    Spanish horses are sadly often ridden stressfully and chaotic. Really awesome that you try to make him more comfortable.

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  5. Maria Clements

    January 31, 2020 8:56 pm

    Such a pleasure to watch you with the animals, you have a unique gift and you're a wonderful young man, wish there were more like you xxxxxx

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  6. Ganette Harley

    February 1, 2020 4:32 am

    I did not quite catch his age…also, how long was he exposed to the bulls? It sounds like people would like to see and learn how you train a horse to do tricks. I like to keep my 38 year old Mustang active. You are doing a great job!

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  7. Deb Ft Lee

    February 1, 2020 3:27 pm

    Fabulous! Loved watching this! Liked how you explained and Matt giggling in the background. You are doing a good job ☺️

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  8. ChristophersMum

    February 1, 2020 6:37 pm

    Ah yes Jesse….he is a beautiful horse….and will enjoy a much more loving life away from bullfighting…(such a sick tradition)….you look good together….and we will look forward to seeing both of you again soon…
    Love from Scotland

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  9. Brenda Anne Du Faur

    February 1, 2020 7:41 pm

    Gaio is beautiful. Gaio must have thought he went from hell to heaven. Gaio is performing fantastically well! I love that we can see the evolution of how you and Gaio are progressing together. You and Eva are the most wondercul horse people. Unfailingly loving and gentle and totally respectful of the horses. I love the music.

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  10. Brenda Anne Du Faur

    February 1, 2020 7:41 pm

    (Bless all of you for saving a bullfighter horse. Bullfighting and the bullfight arena is the cruelest animal abuse you can imagine.)

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  11. Brenda Anne Du Faur

    February 1, 2020 7:45 pm

    Bits really bother me a great deal. It is so hard on the horses' mouths. I love to see the bitless riding that you do.

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  12. Brenda Anne Du Faur

    February 1, 2020 7:54 pm

    Without any doubt bullfighting should be stopped.
    It is okay if we offend someone. The bulls and horses can't speak for themselves.
    Breaking through defenses is jarring to people so they resist.
    But if enough people speak out, and loudly, things can change and thousands upon thousands of animals can have their suffering and pain ended.
    They starve the bulls weeks before the bullfight and keep them confined in a small area to weaken them.
    When the bull is finally unleashed into the arena for the bullfight the bull thinks his suffering is over and that he is finally being freed.
    Instead the bull is in for a tortured stabbing where he bleeds to death slowly with his body stabbed with swords thrust into his abdomen.
    The bull dies in the giant puddle of his own blood.
    We cannot be afraid to insult someone. Wrong is wrong.
    The bulls and horses only have our collective voices of outrage to save them.

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  13. Ann Söderberg

    February 3, 2020 6:08 am

    How wonderful to see a bitless bridle on, that means that you as a rider know your skills and can work with the horse instead of using extra things (as heavy bits, spurs etc) to make the horse do what you want. Very nice, and such a pretty horse. Good luck

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  14. Barbara Connolly

    February 3, 2020 7:43 pm

    How the horses are blindfolded and have their ears blocked to go into the ring, it's so disgusting. The Spanish and Portugeuse view animals as soul less and they also insist that the dogs they use to hunt don't feel pain. I love Spain, but some of the people who live here and how they treat animals is so outrageous. I did not know it was this bad before we bought a house here. Look up Spanish hunting dogs, Podencos and Galgos. Amazing animals.

    Bitless riding, you are an amazing young man. This is the way to really ride a horse.

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  15. lbarbados38

    February 3, 2020 11:23 pm

    Jesse, that is a gorgeous horse, and looks like you're doing a great job with him! It's nice proof that anything can be done bitless…very impressive work.

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  16. Kate 1221

    February 4, 2020 12:30 am

    what a terrible life to come form. Bull fighting is disgusting, people who enjoy watching it disgust me. Its sad to see his mouth constantly chomping he is probably used to having big metal bits in his mouth, with heavy pressure, glad u are patient with him

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  17. Mary Belford Smith

    February 4, 2020 5:25 pm

    For those of us not so familiar, can you explain what he is communicating with his 'busy' mouth? I think I know, but don't want to assume. This is a wonderful thing you're doing for this horse.

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  18. Lance THORNE

    February 5, 2020 2:55 am

    So proud of you, a new subscriber so I look forward to your videos.
    What a beautiful horse and I’m glad you’re able to share the world with him, and it’s great he’s no longer a part of bullfighting. Much love.

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  19. Catherine Blackstone

    February 5, 2020 12:14 pm

    This horse is one lucky one, goes from seeing animals tortured to being taken care of like gold, amazing, God bless you

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  20. FoxDragon

    February 5, 2020 11:15 pm

    O I love that bareback pad, I have never seen one with the fluffy knee rolls and cantle like that! I want one

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  21. Chloe Boulton

    February 6, 2020 9:55 pm

    Just because bull fighting, dog fighting any animal fighting is tradition in one area dose not mean that it is not cruel I love what you have done to help this beautiful horse

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  22. thecraftystasher 2019

    February 7, 2020 2:55 am

    LOVE your videos❣️❣️❣️ … always, so very interesting ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  23. Sharla Williamson

    February 7, 2020 11:14 am

    Love it! He's gorgeous and seeing all your work and how easy you make it look! Would love to see more for sure!

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  24. Kevin Klingner

    February 7, 2020 11:33 am

    Yes he can bit tense and nervous but you can also see when he is settled and likes what he is being asked to do all most horses are like that, but some , actually settle down quickly and actually nlove learning new things .

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  25. Abi Hall

    February 7, 2020 12:53 pm

    Absolutely love the way you train & ride the horses you work with – true horsemanship where you really have an understanding of the individual horse 👌🏼🙌🏼😌

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  26. Batman

    February 7, 2020 8:20 pm

    it’s so awesome how you can completely transform a tense, anxious horse into such a sweet and kind baby.

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  27. Hiba Al Shurafa

    February 8, 2020 8:48 am

    I love you and Matt. Please continue in your route, I'm already buying your available collection for my stalling and this bareback pad is lovely. Thank you.

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  28. Heather Mefford

    February 8, 2020 11:41 pm

    What I find rather bizarre is just HOW thrilled I am that this gorgeous horse landed in such an awesome forever home… as in thrilled like I had just won the lottery! I think it’s a combination of knowing this stunning creature no longer runs the risk of being gored or being handled roughly. Either way I’m now smiling… 👏🏻❤️👏🏻

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  29. Heidi Christensen

    February 9, 2020 4:42 am

    I always rode my horses with a hackamore. And for the first year or so only had a bareback pad. I love your videos Jesse!

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  30. Victoria Turner

    February 9, 2020 6:39 pm

    What a lovely little horse. I can't wait to see how far you come with him in another year. Well done.

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  31. Kaasisvies Poopi

    February 9, 2020 8:32 pm

    Is dit de stal waar britt dekker ook staat met haar paarden want ik weet dat het ergends in nl is❤️❤️❤️ik ben je grootste fan

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  32. Jody Huston

    February 10, 2020 5:40 pm

    Jesse, I fully agree. Horses and animals should not be used to attack each other for human enjoyment. Period. Spain needs much evolution where animals are concerned , imo. I LOVE the work you're doing with Gaio. To bring him back from the horrible tension, cruelty and fear of a bullfighting ring … and his sense of thousands of people cheering for it … to his life , a relaxed , fulfilled , trusting and communicating with people , life. What it should be. I think you're the ideal person to reveal this to him.

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  33. Jody Huston

    February 10, 2020 5:49 pm

    Jesse, Gaio's oral expressions. A bit of foam on his lips at the end of your ride. Is it habit, tension, agreement expression , or what do you think ? What kind of bit were they using in the bull ring, do you know ?

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  34. Jody Huston

    February 10, 2020 6:02 pm

    I just looked at his bull fight pic ( with the poor bull having panic diarrhea, and his horns inches from Gaio's chest ). Don't recognize the bit . I'm sure Gaio's owner has had a Vet check for old wounds or scars on his palate , cracked teeth etc., causing the mouthing ?

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  35. Luna Y

    February 11, 2020 3:57 am

    2 beautiful boys, you guys make a stunning team. You can see him relax pretty quickly. His collection and his extension are absolutely gorgeous. You guys were working really well together, incredibly fun to watch.

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  36. Flannery Red

    February 12, 2020 3:22 am

    Your lovely buckskin horse looks veeery relaxed! You have obviously done a wonderful job with him! Additionally, that mouthy, lip thing he does, I believe that his stress. And I am seeing so much less of it as you are riding. I can see his proverbial wheels turning and he is thinking, oh yes, okay, that's right! I am with my nice relaxed caring owner/rider! I can just relax!

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  37. emerald1one1

    February 12, 2020 5:29 am

    good way to see muscle /hip /legs freezing frames…approx. 6:23 time. weight on one side verse other side. each horse has a difference

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  38. angel of the shadows

    February 12, 2020 9:48 am

    Bullfighting should be stopped, those poor animals shouldn't have suffered like that, it is no fun for the horses nor for the bull.

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  39. Grace Milligan

    February 12, 2020 10:22 am

    You need to show us more of him!!! He’s beautiful and from what I’ve gathered and seen you’ve done incredible work with him so far keep it up ❤️❤️

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  40. Dianne Weber

    February 12, 2020 11:41 am

    You're right!! No animal should be pitted against another for entertainment, it's disgusting. All God's creatures are to be treated with dignity, respect and compassion. Thank you for rescuing this beautiful horse from a life of misery.

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  41. Nicola Barten

    February 12, 2020 7:43 pm

    I have now idea how far you and Matt are with training your horses. Also i know your horses are not tourist horses that everyone can ride but i was wondering, are there plans in the future to take your horses on a ride outside the arena and your stable?

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  42. Karen Brown

    February 16, 2020 5:43 am

    What a lovely horse with beautiful movement! The active hind end with consistently great hock flexion, especially in passage, is very impressive. Gaio has a terrific future ahead with Jesse's expert guidance. Best of luck in all endeavors!

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  43. Polly 101

    February 18, 2020 10:02 pm

    It's not surprising he's jumpy after the torture he was put through ,glad he's found a kind owner now, one question ,does your bareback saddle have support like a saddle does so as to take the pressure off the horses spine ? As this is very important .

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  44. Suzanne Allard

    February 20, 2020 12:11 am

    It is wonderful that he has been trained so highly in dressage. I hope you stay with fun things and dressage where he is so talented and built for that, not so much jumping, unless it is fun for him. You don't want to lose his trust which I can see you have. It is sad that he is so nervous and tense. To me, what you have done with Gaio in such a short time is amazing. I can almost see the relief on his face. It must have been terrifying for him in the bull ring. I have always hated bull fighting. It is cruel and should be abolished. It is not too late for Gaio. Jesse, you are a gifted rider and you are just what Gaio needed.

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  45. Sigrid121 Angelsey

    February 20, 2020 9:25 pm

    Thank goodness you came into his life🙏😊… No wonder he's tense🤔, he's looking for the Bulls 😬😮

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  46. Guineith Isaacs

    February 20, 2020 10:19 pm

    He is beautiful! I think he was always a very sensitive horse and being in the bullring was the source of all the tension. Now he is so grateful that he doesn't have to do that, he is beginning to relax.

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  47. Lori S.

    February 24, 2020 12:48 am

    I love how well you treat and take care of your horses! You asked about what is fun to watch : IMHO, the horses playing out in the field with the ball, running around, that’s the most fun to watch!

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  48. Meike Peters

    February 25, 2020 7:38 am

    Immer wieder schön zu sehen, wie locker und arbeitswillig die Tiere unter Dir werden! Du reitest diesen hier ja ohne Gebiss, der kaut aber trotzdem in einer Tour! Es sich fast so aus, als suche er es! Er sabbelt und sabbelt!

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