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post #21 of 26 Old 07-31-2012, 04:55 PM
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The WH article was based from a book by Dr. Stephen Peters and Martin Black.
Whether Dr. Peters has published an actual study, I can not say. Perhaps I should see if there is, because you have a good point.

Unfortunately, some folks think of this method as the "miracle cure" and it simply is not. Laying a horse down is no different than anything else done with a horse, there is a chance of injury to either horse or rider and if not done correctly does more harm than good.
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The WH article was based from a book by Dr. Stephen Peters and Martin Black.
Whether Dr. Peters has published an actual study, I can not say. Perhaps I should see if there is, because you have a good point.

Unfortunately, some folks think of this method as the "miracle cure" and it simply is not. Laying a horse down is no different than anything else done with a horse, there is a chance of injury to either horse or rider and if not done correctly does more harm than good.
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Plus it is way easier to ride um if they are standing up.

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Plus it is way easier to ride um if they are standing up.
Not for me....I like them close to the ground.
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post #24 of 26 Old 07-31-2012, 05:17 PM
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If your horse is lying down and allows you to approach, bend down and give it treats. Rub it all over and treat some more. Do this often and no treats at any other time. The smart ones catch on and will lie down in order to get treats. You can try bending down a bit and pawing the ground like they do and some horses take that as a clue to go down. If one of my horses starts pawing the dirt, preparing it to roll, the other follows suit.
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post #25 of 26 Old 07-31-2012, 05:22 PM
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The whole laying down for submission thing seems strange to me for a horse. If it were a dog, I'd agree. Dogs will alpha roll each other as displays of dominance. But a horse doesn't think like a dog does.

Just my opinion.
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post #26 of 26 Old 07-31-2012, 05:36 PM
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If your horse is lying down and allows you to approach, bend down and give it treats. Rub it all over and treat some more. Do this often and no treats at any other time. The smart ones catch on and will lie down in order to get treats.

um I would have to disagree with this. a horse would then lay down, maybe in a dangerous place and if you are riding it, in order to get a treat... IMO

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