Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Just like people, horses have likes and dislikes. It's my feeling that if your horse is not getting along with your trainer (baring physical problems) then continuing may create habitual problems. Like a person who absolutely shuts down when asked to do something by a person they can't stand, horses do the same.
There are times when one training method works wonders for many many horses but simply does not work for another - and can actually cause the horse to digress. IMO, if your horse is that unhappy and uncomfortable, he is not learning anything and it's time to move her. It could also be that she is not suited for the discipline your want her to be and that is the problem, but in any case, if it were my horse, it would be time to pull the plug.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
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