Originally Posted by oceanne
I should elaborate a touch on that..It isnt a vein where the circulation is cut off,but a nerve or nerves that involves the Pneumogastric nerve, solar plexus and semilunar ganglion.So don't get mad at your guy, just check to make sure your tack isnt applying undue pressure.
I will have to remember that and POSSIBLY give my OTTB credit....Funny story actually....a little history first....he is a drama king type of horse...the class clown with adhd is how I best describe him.
Well, the first time I went to lunge him under saddle.....I had him tied and was tacking him up. He stretched his front legs out and went down....all the way down....face flat on the ground. I turned away from him...I had a friend witness that as I turned around, he looked up at me and when I turned back around he put his face back flat on the ground. Lol.
He has never done it since. He is very good at trying new things to avoid what I am trying to do with him ie: as the farrier is trying to do his hind feet he tries to buck, then he won't try it again when he doesn't get away with it....next time he tries something else. Needless to say, he eventually must run out of ideas because he actually turns into a good boy. But he really seems like he just runs out of ideas....sooooo funny.
But, if he ever tries to lay down under saddle again, I will remember that. :)