Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
thanks but I honestly, in this case, don't need any safety advice. Thanks for your concern though however it might be more advantageous to choose the words you will say rather than blurt out names and general negative comments that make the person they are aimed at feel a little hurt. I've been happily and without injury wearing flip flops around my horses my whole life so why try and fix something that isnt broken?? That's the problem. It doesnt look great so lets change it? For me, it doesnt need changing.
Are you insinuating that I don't hold the lead right hence why I would have problems?? As I said I've been doing this for a long time and I hold the line right. Some things though happen whether you are holding the rein properly or not. I have learnt this and have tailored my training around it. Have you worked with ottb's? They can be insane and I have more than once seen one twist and turn and rear until he was all tied up in the lunge rope. Suffice to say that didnt end well. While they are undergoing new training they can be even more 'excited' hence I err on the side of safety which is spending a couple of days on the short lunge where if anything happens I can let go and know she wont get tied up. Lucky for me though she was a perfect angel as I figured she would be. I do 'read' the horse before I decide which path to take with training.
Once again, this is my training method and it works great for me. Im not saying you have to do it its just how I do it. If I was hurting my horse I wouldnt do it and as general practice I never short lunge but...as I said up there ^^^^
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"