Originally Posted by franknbeans
If you look on youtube, this lady and this hispanic man have several videos on using this halter to teach a horse…______ (fill in the blank) I only watched a couple, and am not a fan. Some allow comments, some do not. Definitely NOT something I would ever use. It teaches the horse nothing, IMO. I watched the trailer loading one-the poor mare was trying with her owner, and probably would have been fine given time. It is also amazing the guy doesn't get himself killed. I am surprised the horse doesn't jump right on top of him.
This is my problem with any of these "gimmicks" that people try to sell as the be all and end all of horse fixes. They do not teach the horse anything and do not allow the horse to bond with and learn to trust it's person. I have had horses that I believe I could do most anything with. I didn't force things, I gave them time to understand what I was asking. Once you have that bond, the horse will do anything for you. Trying to force a large animal to do something generally has the opposite effect.
I wouldn't wish anyone to get killed but... I wish I could have been the horse in the first video with that guy. I wouldn't have missed when I tried to kick at him. Just enough to give him something to think about. Oh, I hope that didn't sound evil.