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post #21 of 22 Old 05-13-2014, 02:58 PM
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Thank you bsms for explaining the term!

The worst horse ---a pony--- I worked with would take a beating, because he wanted to fight. From the first reprimand I knew if there was ever a fight, I would lose. He used any excuse to blow up, starting with touching him with a brush!

I went to a book by Lucy Rees, to try to understand him. I ended up experimenting with being what I called a "benevolent fence post." Just did not respond AT ALL to his attacks. (I noticed he never attacked fence posts). I spent most of my time staying out of his way, as you can imagine. Bringing him in meant wrapping his mouth with the rope as I led; I cross-tied him; used ropes constantly. He was okay with all of this, interested even. I understand a professional trainer would never have the time to use this method!

If I thought an aggressive approach were needed, I'd call my trainer!
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post #22 of 22 Old 05-13-2014, 03:05 PM
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Red just had a CTJ meeting a couple weeks ago. He thought it would be fun to buck while riding. I did not agree. It was to his surprise that I had a quirt on my wrist at the time ... and I used it.

That took care of that.
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