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post #61 of 63 Old 05-11-2011, 08:40 AM
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In my 61 years of being involved with horses never once have I "laid a horse down or trained one to lay down". I just never ever had reason to do it. Case in point #1) One morning after a few hours ride I cooled my mare out then turned her out. When I came into the house I looked out a window and saw she had laid down to roll and got all four of her legs stuck straight up into the panel pen rails. Casted big time she was. I rushed out and slowed as I got closer to her, talking to her in a calm voice the entire time. My Candy laid there like a rock and I climbed over her barrel into the area between her front legs and back legs to free up her four legs. All that trust with never having taught her to lay down by any means.

Another case in point on training: I bought a POA mare from a trainer and his partner for my grandkids. The trainer told me he had trained the mare to do a reining horse spin. Thankfully he told me that, 'cause I was riding her one day and unknowingly found the reining horse spin cue by accident. I would have dreaded her going into that spin with one of my grand kids on her.
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post #62 of 63 Old 05-11-2011, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Juna
I didn't say everyone couldn't pass their opinions. It's just the way the opinions get passed that gets annoying. So many threads are harsh and very critical for pages and pages. Yes, some OP's are pains, yes some are silly and don't know what they are doing....but that doesn't mean we have to be so rough and insulting to them. JMHO. I guess I just need to stop clicking into threads like this.
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post #63 of 63 Old 05-11-2011, 09:05 AM
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I saw this thread yesterday, right before I had to go to work. So forgive me for going back and commenting on an "old" post, lol.

Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
All I know is I am not sure I would take advice from anyone who kneels down next to their horse in a tutorial video.
It may have not been a great decision to do in a tutorial video, but it shows the trust he has in his horse. Also you can see that the horse is standing without being tied to anything, so he has respect and trust from the horse. Even though the horse resisted, the horse did not fight against it, so the horse was willing to do what was asked. Granted I wouldn't be doing it in such a confined space like he is.

To the OP: Correct me if I'm wrong, but you are asking if this method would work in laying the horse down? Yes, but I would not do this with a green horse that you have not built up trust between you and the horse.

I have done something similar to that method with my horses. I don't see a problem with doing it, to teach the horse to lay down. If you do choose to do it, be prepared for the horse to resist and fight doing it, especially if you don't have the horses trust.

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