Originally Posted by kolson
That is not very polite, I can see your cuorosity for wondering why, but if you don't know her reason why, then you have no right to criticize. Just because you think there is no purpose for a laying a horse down, does not mean there isn't one. For me the case is advancing my horsemanship skills, I want to better myself. It might not be getting me any closer to winning a ribbon, belt buckle or money, but (with the right technique and approach) it will get me closer to my horses heart. That's all I want.
I asked a simple, polite question and got a rude response in return. If you have a problem with someone being 'not polite', I suggest you take it up with the OP, not me.
There are only TWO reasons to ever lay down a horse. One is because the animal is dangerous and needs a Come to Jesus meeting, and the second is because someone thinks it's 'cool'.
You're not going to bond better with your animal by forcing it to lie down. If you believe that, then someone's been feeding you a load of tripe.
I don't need you to 'clear up' anything for me, thank you. I understand the concept of laying a horse down, and I say unless the animal's dangerous, there's no good
reason on the planet to do it.