Laying a horse down - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Laying a horse down

This is a discussion on Laying a horse down within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-07-2009, 12:09 AM
Thanks again for your reponses, I also agree that this teqnique should only be done to problematic horses as to which spurred on my question when I read the previous thread about a horse I believe a lady had that was out of control, Killed 2 other horses and 2 trainers gave up on it, The consensus of the posts from forum members were to put the horse down, the lady seemed torn to make a decision as to buy it and attempt to work with it or put it down, I just wanted to throw this out there and see what kind of exposure this teqnique had, I didn't realize I would get the responses from so many that had experience with this teqnique, If any of you have read the thread in question would you agree that this teqnique could be used on this type of horse to solve a dominance problem before attempting to solve behavioral problems, Making the people part of his problem as the alpha and being able to work with it on a better playing field for his behavioral problems, Now that is a contraversial issue but in my thinking it should maybe given thought before putting the horse down for good. I am sorry if I have ruffled any feathers but that was not my intent, Again thanks for the responses.
Sponsored Links
    04-07-2009, 07:55 AM
I remember that thread and "yes" had I thought about the technique at the time, I would have suggested it. As I said in my reply, it is a method of last resort.

I don't think that someone who has never dealt with a true outlaw horse can appreciate the effectiveness of laying a horse down. The method came to widespread awareness in the movie The Horse Whisperer.
    04-07-2009, 08:25 AM
This method was actually developed by Professor Jesse Beery back in the late 1800's. The good doctor was one of the first "natural" horse trainers, and apparently used this technique quite effectively. The most important part of the trick, however, is that once the horse is down, the owner stays with the horse, at his head, while a second trainer scares the animal by shaking bags, blowing whistles, etc. The theory is that the horse associates the owner with safety from the scary things.
This could be obviously dangerous both to the horse and people, but maybe a last resort, worth the effort.
    04-07-2009, 08:51 AM
I've read through much of Prof Berry's books (pamphlets, actually). You can still get them in CD form on ebay. The original clinician (LOL). He was one of the first to actually put on demonstrations and sell books on how to utilize his methods and equipment . Up to recently, Weaver actually made a copy of his bit.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not laying the right way! Small_Town_Girl Horse Grooming 7 03-20-2008 05:21 PM
Horse laying down HorsesAreForever Horse Training 19 02-06-2008 04:45 PM
Egg Laying Chickens kim_angel General Off Topic Discussion 14 02-02-2008 08:43 AM
Laying ears back.... Missi Horse Training 8 03-23-2007 06:37 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0