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post #21 of 53 Old 03-07-2010, 02:00 PM
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It can be and is done quite a bit. I drop reins quite often when I am working my horses. .
Dropping the reins is not the same as riding without them. They are there IF something goes wrong, you know they are there and the horse knows.. If you truely can ride without them leave the headstall off and see how confident you and your horse are.
I try not to use my reins but they are still there for security for both of us. Even a little twin string around the neck is security and with a well trained older horse it is sufficent.
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Just watched that video, I dont know why it didn't pop up the first time? I think thats cool, but what's the point of the big stick though? Kinda just seems to me as if thats another form of reinforcement, just not a whip. Still neat though.
The stick comes from the way Spanish vaqueros handle cattle, sorting and moving with the stick rather than roping. La Garrocha

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that is brilliant and so enspiring...

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Dropping the reins is not the same as riding without them. They are there IF something goes wrong, you know they are there and the horse knows.. If you truely can ride without them leave the headstall off and see how confident you and your horse are.
I try not to use my reins but they are still there for security for both of us. Even a little twin string around the neck is security and with a well trained older horse it is sufficent.
And dropping reins is different how from the video you posted that you seem to think is so impressive??

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And dropping reins is different how from the video you posted that you seem to think is so impressive??
No he had the security of the reins. I was just impressed at his total control of the horse without once resorting to the rein. Reminds me of a war horse?
I assume you were not impressed with his handling of the horse????
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It was very impressive. It is nothing new. That does not change the fact that the horse was very well trained. Again it is a good way to work a horse and make sure you are staying out if his way. I have found not just with my self but others. You rely on the reins too much. By dropping them and working the horse with just your seat and legs the end results when you pick the reins back up is much better. It has nothing to do with security or confidence or anything else. It is about training both your horse and yourself.

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there is a step beyond the whip but I will not get into it as it will really offend. Along the line of a shock collar on a working dog.
Is it really? Hard to believe frankly from watching a video.

I don't see anything wrong with using a stick on ground or whip in saddle as an extension of the arm (or leg). Nothing to be offended about unless it's used in abusive way.
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The stick comes from the way Spanish vaqueros handle cattle, sorting and moving with the stick rather than roping. La Garrocha
La Garrocha was part of the show at Equus Theater in PA this year. Very impressive I must say.
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This is Horsemanship!!!! The other video was just some circus tricks used to look like horsemanship. I'm not impressed with the people in the first video but this guy is awesome. That horse could probably compete and win in a reining or a dressage test. The stick is proof that his training is solid not a training tool. Just like bridleless riding should be used as a test not a goal. I am certain that the horse was solid in every single manuever before the rider ever picked up a garotcha.

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This is the video:
The garotcha guy (Matt McLaughlin) is starting mid of the clip. Stacy, Craig Cameron, Tommie Turvey are also there... :)
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