Originally Posted by CowboyBob
Are you saying that I couldn't un-train or retrain what a horse already know???? If that was true then there would be no point in trying to "retrain" a horse because as you said "there is no way you are untraining him" does that go for all horses or just yours??
I don't agree with you I can un-train or retrain any horse.
I work at a summer camp I train horses for our campers to use and learn to ride on. I SO WISH you were right that once I trained one of my horses they would never be un-trained by my campers.
It goes for any well trained horse that doesn't need "re-training"...and for my horses as well. The ones that need to be "re-trained" weren't trained right from the beginning. And I'll stand by that and the fact that I don't train my horses everytime I work with them.
In your case, because you have camp horses...you aren't re-training them, you are REMINDING them of what they already know.
I've put beginners and people with major phsyical handicaps (I have a small therapeutic riding program) on my horse since I retired him from showing. The woman who rides him has spina bifida, and while she can't use her leg and seat like I can....he responds to her because he is that well-trained. I set up mini trail courses, and he'll spin on the hind in a box for her like no ones busines....JUST by lifting her hand slightly and kissing. Now, when I ride, I just use spur and a kiss and he'll spin in that box. I didn't need to re-teach/re-train him that every time I ride, he was trained and already knows.