Originally Posted by jazzyrider
Originally Posted by .Delete.
Try a chain lead. That's what I did with my pony.
im really sorry but im tired of hearing that a lot of peoples answers to things revolve around unnatural devices. They simply arent needed and the sooner people realise we don't have to bully our horses into doing things the better off we will be. It comes down to speaking your horses language and working with what he understands.
To the OP, groundwork and building respect will help see you through the problems. Whether it be clinton anderson, frank bell, pat parelli or any number of other credible horsemen, you will find the techniques you will learn enable you to get maximum result from your horse without using any mechanical/unnatural devices and clinton anderson is very easy on the eyes so it makes it all the more enjoyable lol
I'm sure for some horses they are necessary, bully horses need the extra punishment or whatever you feel the need to call it. Chained lead ropes, first off, aren't even really an unnatural device. Have you ever watched showmanship, so to say? They use chained leads on their horses and those horses excel. Not every horse can be fixed by handy dandy Clinton. Yeah, I like him and all and I agree with him and all, but his videos can't exactly fix every horse. Chains do work incredibly well, for me at least. And it probably worked for me because I'm not a world renowned horse trainer.