Originally Posted by AlmagroN
You need to learn how "tools" actually should be used. You don't CRANK on stud chains. They are there to let the horse feel pressure when they push against them and therefore they do not like the feeling and stop.
And im sorry but this NEVER means the horse is "safe" to handle. What it can mean is they are easier, but not safe. He also will look for a time that you JUST HAPPEN to let your guard down because you "think" he's safe. Then you can feel how safe he is.
You're going to tell me that you have never cranked a stud chain on a stallion when they purposely charge your space or disrespect you?? I'm not saying crank the stud chain all day every day, but if they aren't listening to you, they need to learn what the stud chain is there for! If he is just going to stand there, and no amount of waving hands, tapping with lead rope, or making noise is going to make him move, crank the stud chain and make him back up! I've seen all my dressage trainer do it, and everyone else I know that owns a stallion or a snotty gelding.