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post #11 of 26 Old 01-10-2012, 01:29 PM
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For beginner safety precautions, the line should be secured IMO
But if you read Mare cares post she has been doing this for 40 years

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post #12 of 26 Old 01-10-2012, 01:41 PM
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But if you read Mare cares post she has been doing this for 40 years
I was introduced to this well before I turned 20 and we always started out with a single line.
The man i worked for at the time only had a square pen and we would free drive them and then add the long line to help sack them out by having ropes and lines around.

Later the second line was added and it was never very important what they had for head gear in the beginning.
I would not go out cold and do this with a bit in the horses mouth.

You can work from behind or step to the side where the horse can have a better view of you.


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I've done that with one line, flip it over their head, so they get used to things (reins) flying over, then to give to pressure. Where are you out of Marecare? I'll have to follow more of your posts on training for driving. Have never taught how to drive, but have been harnessing a team up since I was 12 and could carry the weight of the harness and slide a bucket over to the horses lol.

Have a young one that I'm currently working on to drive & ride.
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The way marecare is doing it is done by many people, safely. If the horse knows how to release themselves from a lead they have stepped on, then it's perfectly ok. If they dont' know that, then teach them that first.

Marecare is a "he", btw.
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Mls: I'm sure doing it that way helps with teaching to move the hip, getting used to rope around the back legs, and not to freak if something does happen. Besides, it's not like you can't let go of the rope if something bad does happen. :)
To what end? The horse freaks and ends up with a nasty rope burn -- or worse?

Which is less? Adding a saddle or surcingle to prevent the error or a lame, possibly terrified horse that you can't ride for days - weeks - ever?
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The way marecare is doing it is done by many people, safely. If the horse knows how to release themselves from a lead they have stepped on, then it's perfectly ok. If they dont' know that, then teach them that first.
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But if you read Mare cares post she has been doing this for 40 years


So?

Horses never have bad days? People are never distracted?

Wow.

An ounce of prevention . . .
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I start mine like marecare, one rope that you take around the butt to get them used to turning, and having a rope there. I then move to two lines without a surcingle, or a saddle, and finally adding one of them when they are used to it.
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I start all my young ones this way and I feel that the horse knows how to transition to the single line from ground leading and being ponied also.

The weight of the line is just enough to give them the idea.

The initial driving is done in just a halter and the stress is reduced without a bit.

Refinement continues to the point where you might change out lines and drag logs or brush.

This allow the handler to also lope the horse without having to run behind.

We are in Northern California for those who asked.

Here I am teaching someone how to work the lines for the first time.

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Where? near SF? I wanna come get a lesson! (inviting self)
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Where? near SF? I wanna come get a lesson! (inviting self)
You are always welcome and the zip is 96032.
We could take a bunch of pictures and post the whole thing.

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