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        11-24-2008, 12:10 AM
    Safety advice is not critiquing. I would rather jazzy did not get injured. FWIW a long line doesn't get in the way if you hold it properly.
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        11-24-2008, 12:31 AM
    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 I said up there ^^^^
        11-25-2008, 12:24 AM
    I think she looks great Jazzy and don't be concerned with other people's comments, if you are comfortable then go for it. Everyone gets hurt at some point or another regardless of what precautions are taken. I really like her flaxen mane. Lucky you, getting to be where it is warm outside. The wind chill is about 25 degrees here right now. LOL *sticks out tongue with jelousy* :P
        11-25-2008, 01:09 AM
    Lol that's nasty cold

    Its only just been the last few weeks that its been warm enough to get out and do stuff. I've been lazy all through the cold winter which I noticed more in the video. It seems I've picked up a few extra pounds over the winter lol *mental note to start doing more stuff* :)
        11-25-2008, 01:55 AM
    Originally Posted by BeauReba    
    You're nuts to be lunging a green horse in flipflops, national footwear or not. That's dangerous and just plain dumb. When changing direction your horse almost ran over your feet!

    Even if you are using such a small circle (which I don't agree to) you should use a longer line in case your horse takes off. With such a small end to it you'd lose your grip immediately. Also, you should wear gloves because if your horse takes off you'll get nasty rope burn.

    Ugh! Even if you disagree with what her methodes are does not mean you need to open you big mouth.

    Jazzy, the horse is beautiful and you two look like your do very well.
        11-26-2008, 08:46 PM
    Aaww thank you ;)
        11-26-2008, 08:51 PM
    Horse looks nice! Congrats on picking up an OTTB.
    I wear flip flops sometimes. If my feet get crushed, it is my own stupidity. My horses are always safe though.
        11-26-2008, 09:07 PM
    Your horse is beautiful and she was responding pretty good it looked like to me . Congrats on the new horse and good luck!( I too wear my flip flops around mine all the time:))
        11-27-2008, 12:41 AM
    Spastic - that's the way I see it too :)

    Hrsjmpr - yes she responds very well which is handy. Makes my job a lot easier :) she's willing too so that's even better :)
        11-27-2008, 12:55 AM
    Originally Posted by jazzyrider    
    lol yeah! I don't for a minute condone it but I've worn flip flops around the horses all my life. I find when I wear boots im more careless and end up nearly getting trodden on more.
    Haha that sounds like me! I know it's a bad idea, and I won't condone it for a minute, but I'm almost always barefoot around horses. And what you said is completely true, you are much more aware of the ground, your horse, and your feet when you're not wearing boots. It doesn't affect the horse, the activity, or your horsemanship; it's your personal choice.
    Yes, I know it's dangerous and asking for trouble, and yes, I'll keep on doing it.

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