Top of the Class, Articles

Show Horse Gallery
Show Horse Gallery
Show Horse Gallery
Show Horse Gallery
Show Horse Gallery
Articles Directory
This Week
Random Show Horse
Getting in Shape

Getting in Shape

Tag Cloud
Tag Cloud
Support our Advertisers
Win a Free Halter
Go Fresh Charry
Win a free Halter Skyscraper

Riding Zebra

FILED UNDER: Driving, Training, Video, Zebra

30 comments

leave a comment


Wed

Nov 2009

18

Author: Katie

Site: www.gofreshdesign.com

I've always thought it would be interesting to train a Zebra to ride. Donkeys, wild horses and even ostriches can be trained to ride, why not a Zebra? In preparation for today's article I scoured the web for photos of Zebras undersaddle. Surprisingly, I found more antique photographs, then modern ones of Zebras carrying riders.

While I had trouble finding modern photos of tamed Zebra, I did come across a slew of photographs of horses and ponies painted to look like Zebras, like this photo below of a "Dressage Zebra".

Fake Dressage Zebra

At first all you notice are the stripes, but upon further inspection you can see the anatomy is all wrong for a Zebra and that this is really a horse that has stripes painted on him. Besides being much too big to be a Zebra (compare with the antique photo above), Zebra's have much thinner shoulders, teeny hooves, giant ears, shorter legs and completely different tails.

This short video of Belgium man who has "tamed a Zebra" makes several claims that I find hard to believe. First, the captioning purports that this is possibly the first record of a tamed zebra. That's just laziness on part of the videographer. It took me 5 minutes to find the antique photos that show tame Zebras (which are clearly not doctored, unlike the modern fake zebra photos) being used to pull carts, jump fences and carry a rider. Second, the video asserts that Zebras "bite and kick ferociously". Well frankly so do some wild horses upon being captivated. Wild mustangs are tamed all the time. All in all this video is a bit ridiculous.

For a more down to earth look at training Zebras, check out this video, episode 4 of 6, made by the "Zebra Guru" of Willis, Texas.

My conclusion is, someday down the road when I have the spare $2000, I may buy a Zebra and train it to ride. Hopefully, it won't try to kill me. I plan on naming him Argyle.

Show Horse Gallery - Riding Zebra Show Horse Gallery - Riding Zebra Show Horse Gallery - Riding Zebra Show Horse Gallery - Riding Zebra Show Horse Gallery - Riding Zebra

Photo Credits: http://zebraguru.com/Home_Page.html
http://www.safarimuseum.com/museum_shop/postcards/postcards.htm
http://www.messybeast.com/history/working.htm
http://mintfreshmuslim.blogspot.com/

Leave a Comment

Name*

Email

(not displayed)

Website

Comment*

Answer the question below in the empty field provided to prove you are not a spammer.

What color are carrots?

*Required field

30 Comments

1

liz

2011 08 25

zebras are amazing i love there skin and there buetiful colors i never knew u could ride them

-------

2

Jessie

2014 03 11

I have to do an assignment about the evolution of Horses and Zebras and I was wondering if you had any information about ancestors of the Zebra. I am a passionate horse person, but zebra’s are not my forte!
If you could help please email me.

-------

3

troy hinck

2014 09 01

hello My father and I trained a zebra in the early 1980’s.The best and safest way to train them; is to get a baby zebra and raise it in a darkroom bottle feeding it. So i am told.
if you are going to attempt to train an adult. make sure you have good insurance.also your will up to date.

 

 

 

the best

-------

4

abby

2016 06 02

I would love to have this horse

-------

5

Adell C Bachelder

2021 12 22

It looks a great idea and there are a lot of people I saw who want to train a zebra for this purpose. If some research paper writer services can write the detailed research paper on it, more people take more interest in it. There are many research papers on different topics.

-------

6

Jerald Spencer

2022 09 26

Normally while I search the internet I try to look for web sites which provide good information and therefore I found this website. Often times that I have been to this particular web site I’ve took pleasure in the good content here. A great site and i’ll be back once more for more good content…  global conference call

-------

7

Deanna Pope

2022 10 02

I would recommend my profile     is important to me, I invite you to discuss this topic.  Bed Bug Treatment Orlando

-------

8

Deanna Pope

2022 10 02

I understand this column. I realize You put a many of struggle to found this story. I admire your process.  Tampa Termite Control

-------

9

Margaret Perez

2022 11 20

Acknowledges for paper such a beneficial composition, I stumbled beside your blog besides decipher a limited announce. I want your technique of inscription…  boutique influencer marketing agency

-------

10

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

Awesome dispatch! I am indeed getting apt to over this info, is truly neighborly my buddy. Likewise fantastic blog here among many of the costly info you acquire. Reserve up the beneficial process you are doing here.  betflix

-------

11

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

On this subject internet page, you’ll see my best information, be sure to look over this level of detail.  ปั่นแตกแจกเพิ่ม

-------

12

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

This is very interesting, but it is necessary to click on this link:    betflik

-------

13

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

wow this saintly however ,I love your enter plus nice pics might be part personss negative love being defrent mind total poeple ,  starvegus

-------

14

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

In this particular article, you will see a summary, satisfy browse this post.  tode

-------

15

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

These websites are really needed, you can learn a lot.    หวยลาว

-------

16

Maurice smith

2022 11 26

I should assert barely that its astounding! The blog is informational also always fabricate amazing entitys.  เว็บหวย

-------

17

Deanna Pope

2022 12 27

I came onto your blog while focusing just slightly submits. Nice strategy for next, I will be bookmarking at once seize your complete rises…  Clinical Research Project Manager Certification

-------

18

Vicki Stokes

2023 01 08

I prefer merely excellent resources - you will see these people in:  healthcare in china for expats

-------

19

Deanna Pope

2023 02 04

During this website, you will see this shape, i highly recommend you learn this review.  Cash back energie

-------

20

-------

21

-------

22

Linda

2023 06 14

The zebras have been very well received by them and they look very healthy. aa route planner

-------

23

heavenlyvex

2023 09 04

Too much time has passed, viewers have lost interest, and Stankovi himself would benefit from the cancellation of the program and the introduction of phrazle something fresh if he were to salvage his damaged journalistic credibility.

-------

24

haris khan

2023 09 11

I personally use them exclusively high-quality elements : you will notice these folks during:  sport betting sites

-------

25

JosephCarter

2023 10 10

My friends and I have formed the snake 3D Fanatics Club. It’s basically a snake support group.

-------

26

Charmaine lily

2024 01 02

@ fnaf
Zebras have a different body structure than horses. Their spines are less flexible, making them uncomfortable to ride for long periods. Additionally, their legs are often shorter and their hooves more rounded, which may not be optimal for carrying weight and providing a secure foothold.

-------

27

benchase

2024 02 03

I enjoy riding horses and I even participate in horse riding competitions in my home country. nairobi escorts     
Kenyan Porn

-------

28

Yung Li

2024 02 04

I love the horse website with these beautiful pictures and I love the zebras even more. Its an honor Kenyan escorts 
nairobiraha 
Kutombana

-------
Advertisers
Half off horse tack
Win a Free Halter
Go Fresh Square
Win a Halter Square
win a 100  dollar giftcard to Dover Saddlery