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post #31 of 32 Old 01-13-2010, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, I appreciate you sharing your experience...suddenly I don't feel like the world's worst owner due to a training exersize. I know I didn't hurt her, she's a VER sensative horse and wouldn't have stood to be pinched or been made uncomfortable by the surcingle. She's the kind of horse that lets you know right away if something doesn't fit or is off.

If there are entire racing styles that do not pull from the shoulder, HOW IS IT HURTING THEM THEN??? I can understand where lillie's coming from, make them as comfy as possible and make their job as easy as possible...but she's trying to make me think what I did that one time was borderline abuse. Nah. I know I have little experience with this, but I KNOW I wasn't hurting her, and had her best interests at heart by dragging it by hand for 20 minutes first to ensure she wouldn't spook!

I dunno...I asked for help and got FLAMED.

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post #32 of 32 Old 01-13-2010, 12:11 PM
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I did not take it as anyone thought you were hurting your horse. My horses have been taught to respond to the slightest pressure so I would not want that kind of pressure on my horse. Mine are taught to move away from the slightest pressure. So I did not think it was hurting the horse thinking it would have confused mine which I am training for dressage and carriage driving which is way different than a light sulky. I just assumed with the style of your horse carriage driving came to mind. So none of the comments were to mean you were wrong just pointing out better ways and then you can decide which is most suitable.
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