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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I was impressed by the WH magazines explanation as well. It really helped me understand the whole idea of Laying a horse down.
As a few of you know, my mare was 'laid down' as a yearling back three years or so ago, but it was done completely incorrectly by a rough 'know it all' cowboy who didn't understand what was doing, and instead of switching her brain from 'flight' to 'think', the frustrated and cruel way that he did it caused her brain to go from 'flight' to 'fight,' which is a VERY hard thing to undo in a horse! If only he'd done it the right way, it wouldn't of taken me this long just to get her back into submissive, thoughtful horse mode :/
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