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        01-02-2008, 04:50 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    Put a treat between there first two legs. Hold it there and keep going back farther till they lie down.
         
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        01-02-2008, 08:22 PM
      #12
    Started
    I have never heard of it done that way... 8)
         
        01-02-2008, 08:38 PM
      #13
    Yearling
    Picking up one foot helps too!
         
        01-02-2008, 08:38 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horse_luver4e
    put a treat between there first two legs. Hold it there and keep going back farther till they lie down.
    I think that I am having a feeling of De Ja Vue'. I am sure that I read this post in another thread about making her bow :roll:
         
        01-02-2008, 10:45 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    That is what I was curious about. I was wondering what horselover was considering lying down. Bowing and lying down are in whole different ball parks.
         
        01-03-2008, 11:15 AM
      #16
    Weanling
    'lying down' a horse is something totally different. It consists of pulling a horse's head around until the pressure triggers what is thought to be an 'endorphin release' and the horse can be toppled over. It's very similar to what happens when predators bring a zebra down in the wild.
    It should never be used by anyone other that a professional, only in dire situations to help with very dangerous vices and even then only with caution as a last resort, as it doesn't really address the horse's problem. Problem is it's becoming a fashionable natural horsemanship technique now and everyone and their mother is trying it, rarely to the benefit of anyone.

    'Trick' lying down is cute. A different thing entirely.
         
        01-03-2008, 05:50 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Well, I lie her down and roll her on her side.
         
        01-06-2008, 01:48 PM
      #18
    Started
    You keep saying different things about how you do it...
         
        01-06-2008, 03:52 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Huh?
         

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