Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia
I'm a little confused about alwaysbehind's arguments. I have short sporting reins and even I can get a decent flick on the shoulder if need be. Never usually is, but I can.
You also say that flicking the horse on the shoulder with the reins does not tell the horse, but you agree with other posters who say that using a crop on the shoulder is effective. I don't understand this.
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There is no such thing as natural horsemanship, because nothing we do with horses is natural. There is only good and bad horsemanship.