Originally Posted by lillie
and sawing on the mouth is generally not good. Nor is reinflapping.
no but these are things you NEED to know if you find yourself in trouble with a horse. Sawing the bit can bring a horse from a beginning to run away on you, to a hult and back under control. Just because its not something you need to do all the time, doesnt mean you should know WHEN you should use seomthing like that.
And I don't see anything wrong with tapping on the rump with lines. Its been done for many years without a problem. Especially if this was an amish horse. This is what he was used to.