Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Canberra Australia
Probably couldn’t hurt; I’ve trained a few horses and never bothered, and I have seen plenty of people training horses but only ever seen one guy who did insist on teaching them to do it (gotta say though, he was pretty ****ed handy with a horse though too). I have done plenty of cattle work for a living and never even seen a situation where it was needed to make a horse to lay down. I guess I’d be asking is it essential for some reason: medical?, psychological?, If some Indians are trying to shoot you and you need to hide behind something and shoot back? (just joking for those who don’t get the joke). If it is needed, probably couldn’t hurt. Is it just for a trick, or just a gimmick? In that case, I wouldn’t bother, there are many more important things you could put that time into rather than teaching the horse tricks.