Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Oh dear Lord, who the heck said anything about FORCING the horse? I asked a simple question. Why CAN'T the horse be tied?
If he can't be tied that's a training deficit, not because someone's being cruel to his poor little psyche and MAKING him do something he doesn't want to do. A horse who can't be tied to anything before, during and after a trail ride/show is a liability. If the horse doesn't want to tie, you TEACH him to tie. I won't have a horse that won't stand tied. That makes them fairly worthless in my book.
If everyone was all about never 'forcing' their horses to do anything, nobody would ride, trailer, or do any of the myriad things we do with them. They'd stand out in a field and be left alone because THAT'S what they really want to do.
My horses respect me just fine, thank you. Yes, they HAVE to do what I want when I want them to. They're not afraid of me, just know that I'm in charge. This whole, 'train with lurve and never make Pookie do anything he doesn't want to do' stuff gets on my danged nerves.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!
Last edited by Speed Racer; 04-16-2013 at 11:18 AM.