08-21-2013, 12:45 AM
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Punk, what is CAT?
Jaydee, Looby is the kind of horse that gets my heart! My black mare Ella did not like contact of any kind when we got her. She shoved me down and another horse stepped on my chest and cracked my 4 of my ribs March of 2012. She is very well trained, smart and very well bred, but she was an awful mess. She just hated work, and was sour on every aspect of human.
I started CT July 2o12 and she has completely transformed. She nickers when I am near and enjoys my touch. She follows me everywhere! Her eyes are soft and dopey when she sees me. She used to be unresponsive to leg cues. Now she tries to anticipate my commands. She is such a sweetie who used to be a holy terror.
I think some horses need a different way of communicating besides pressure-release and punishment. If you have a horse that is soured, and you use the same old stuff, you are just going to get more of the same. Ella loves rewards. It makes her soft and squishy instead of her usual tough and angry.
And for Honey, I agree with you that a horse can change as they age. God knows I have! I wish I could I could see them. Are you as tech savvy as Punk and able to upload video?