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post #121 of 193 Old 03-30-2011, 01:01 PM
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For those of you who felt it necessary to be a little snide with your response, please note that I said IMO it seemed cruel, but that I was willing to keep an open mind, and I did, and I learned something.

Best thing you could have gotten from it I'm pretty new on here and it's amazing to me how quickly these threads go from someone genuinely wanting to learn to he/said she/said right fighting over opinions. I can't count how many times I've heard my grandfather say "Opinions are like ***holes, everyone has one".

Here's my 2 cents. Read it, watch it, observe it, try it...take the bits and pieces from each experience and tweak it into what makes it feel right for you and the individual horses you work with. Some like natural horsemanship, some don't. There are laid back trainers and agressive trainers. There are trainers who work slower & some who push for deadlines. As there are horses with a million different personalities & quirks. There isn't a right or a wrong, just a combo of what works for each person. You wouldn't send your dressage prospect to a cutting trainer or vice versa, but could each learn something from the other, of course!

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post #122 of 193 Old 03-30-2011, 01:03 PM
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sorry, I'm on my iPod and I haven't read to many posts, but I think it's important for any horse to know how to be patient and tie well, no matter if it's a QH or WB, it should stand patiently and relaxed while tied. I think it's useful because if there's an emergency you should be able to leave that horse there and trust it won't hurt itself from being impatient or flipping out.
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I haven't read all the pages so far, but I believe it was Clinton Anderson who said he always ties his horses after a lesson; it teaches them there's no reason to rush back to the barn because once they get there, they just stand-- versus getting fed, brushed, etc. He also said that it lets the lesson kind of 'sink in'.

I totally agree with horses being tied for hours- for safety, convenience, and sanity reasons- but what about tie stalls? I know they're safe because the tie is weighted so they can't get tangled up, and they can lie down, but isn't facing one direction for up to 12 hours mind-numbing?
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post #124 of 193 Old 03-30-2011, 04:09 PM
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And today I realise why I tie Lola to something that will break...She was pawing the ground. I was helping with a lesson so I was pretty far away from her. But I seen her paw pretty high. She got her leg stuck in the lead rope. If she did not pull back and break the bailing twine she could have flipped over, broken her leg etc. If the twine did not break so quickly she would have had a severe panic attack. So I will still be tying her to breakable things XD
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And today I realise why I tie Lola to something that will break...She was pawing the ground. I was helping with a lesson so I was pretty far away from her. But I seen her paw pretty high. She got her leg stuck in the lead rope. If she did not pull back and break the bailing twine she could have flipped over, broken her leg etc. If the twine did not break so quickly she would have had a severe panic attack. So I will still be tying her to breakable things XD
First thing tie so they can not get their leg over it. I do not give them that much slack. So that will not happen.

Next teach then of they get tangled to just stop and stand. All mine are taught this again from an early age again so this will not happen. I have horses tangled in all kind of things over the year and they will just stand until you get them out of it.

Maybe b/c I use to rope that I do this with all my horses but even before that they learned this from foals.

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It was tied really high. That is the thing! She was lifting her leg so high it got stuck in the lead rope in the air. So she was pretty much standing on three legs with one in the air stuck XD I was so worried because it was her bad leg but she was ok.
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I have not read any but the first few posts.

Tying for hours is very valuable. Actually, Molly could benefit from it, she'll probably come to terms with this practice sometime this summer. She needs to learn some patience.
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Next teach then of they get tangled to just stop and stand. All mine are taught this again from an early age again so this will not happen. I have horses tangled in all kind of things over the year and they will just stand until you get them out of it.
This reminds me of one of my paint mares who rolled underneath my horse wire fence about a year ago. I saw it and thought oh boy I guess I'll have to get the wire cutters.... but she just lay there trapped underneath. Her eyes were blinking and she was also licking. So by the time I came back my appyX mare had taken an interest and asked her to get up from out there. So she wiggled her way out of it, got up and just walked away calmly. If she had panicked that would have been ugly. She has been taught to yield to pressure and think things through but this story is really just a testament to her temperament.
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Oh and I forgot to say after she broke away she just stood there until someone went to get her and put her in a stall.
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post #130 of 193 Old 03-30-2011, 05:33 PM
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And today I realise why I tie Lola to something that will break...She was pawing the ground. I was helping with a lesson so I was pretty far away from her. But I seen her paw pretty high. She got her leg stuck in the lead rope. If she did not pull back and break the bailing twine she could have flipped over, broken her leg etc. If the twine did not break so quickly she would have had a severe panic attack. So I will still be tying her to breakable things XD
This happened to my mare-I tied her up outside at the hitching post and left her, going inside the barn to clean stalls. I heard her clattering around out on the pavement, poked my head out the barn door and she had her leg caught up in the chain. I ran over, told her to whoa, and got her free. Never again have I made the mistake of leaving a loop dangling at leg-height. If she wasn't so sensible, I would've lost my horse that day.



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