Originally Posted by eralcx3
I only used the chain that one time. Every time I would turn him out into the pasture before that he would try to run down the grass and it would pull my arm and stuff. So I used the chain that one time so he wouldnt pull as much and ever since that day he slowly walks down without a pull without a chain.
Those pictures aren't from too far apart. I think it just depends on how he stands really and the angle from where I took the picture. Whenever I go out there I never notice his ribs.
Ahhh...I see...that's good to know! I don't like it when I see a horse having to use a chain, or other aids, just to keep it under control; it's like any other 'crutch' like whip or spur, over time...the more you rely on it, the more the horse has to rely on it; till you come to a point where you both 'feel' you 'have' to have it! I prefer to teach the horse to respond to a lighter pressure, before resorting to something like a chain or crop; and I get rid of the chain or crop as soon as I feel the horse is responding to my voice and leg, or just a light pressure on the halter, etc. No reason to rely on a chain, ever...JMHO.