I have ridden very well mannered trail horses a good part of my riding years
I very well know the differences, I've ridden and worked with them first hand.
I suppose what I am trying to say about this whole thing, and not by any means start a fight- just point out my own thoughts, is that I just don't agree with the training method, with not letting the horse do anything but listen
to whom it may concern. I'm a very give and
Everyone trains a little differently, just because I look at things a little differently doesn't mean I have a bad horse, and it doesn't by any means imply she is a misbehaving heaven as your post kind of makes it sound. I'm sure your horses are well behaved, and I'll admit that you have way more years on me, but that doesn't mean I have to agree, just shrug and be glad that they get good homes.
Looking up, I think I could have tweeked my earlier words to be stated a little better, but the meaning in there holds true for me. I didn't come to the thread looking for a fight or get people to my "side", I was interested in the title and ended up not agreeing 100%.
Western Diamondback that was over 7 feet long and bigger around than my 200# husband's forearm raised up above 3 foot tall grass and started to rattle. His head was over 3 inches wide. He was the biggest Rattlesnake I have ever seen. My horse was probably 2 feet from his head when he stopped.
That isn't a snake, that's a small dragon