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post #1 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 03:28 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rollkur

I need your oppinions on Rollkur, should I use it on my mare (Melba) or not xxx

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post #2 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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PLEASE help me guys
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post #3 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 03:55 PM
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If you're asking this question then no, you should not.
Rolkur is not something to be played with lightly. Although I 100% don't feel that it is at all necessary to jam a horses head into its chest and make its nose become nearly parallel with the ground in rolkur, I do see and use the benefits of some work of low, deep and round (the true version in which the horse is ridde n very softly forward into a deeper outline to work different muscle groups, and occasionally to bring a spooky or naughty horses brain back into fear).
In either option, you need to be an experienced rider with a good feel. The fact that you asked this questions tells me that you are not.

My advice, get yourself a good instructor rather than trying to copy risky techniques to shortcut your mates training.
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post #4 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 03:59 PM
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^^^ This.
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post #5 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 04:42 PM
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Too short.
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post #6 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 06:35 PM
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It could be a good way to ruin your horse.

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post #7 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 07:53 PM
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Ditto everything that kayty said!

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #8 of 16 Old 12-22-2012, 07:55 PM
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If you don't know enough about it to answer this question for yourself, you don't know enough about it to be considering using it.
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post #9 of 16 Old 12-24-2012, 08:01 AM
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I don't know a thing about it so I just wiki'd it....

There is a ban against it. Seems to be a dark gray area and quite controversial so why would you consider it?
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post #10 of 16 Old 12-24-2012, 10:01 AM
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Rolkur is the culmination of a lengthy process over a few years. As with everything else there are always those who attempt shortcuts.
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