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        06-07-2013, 07:09 PM
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    I don't know much about it so I might be out of step. It seems to me that liberty horsemanship can be a great statement about the horse more than the horse trainer. In that with the wrong horse it can lead to the owner/trainer thinking they are "training" and the horse sees itself as calling the shots. Which is not a bad thing until you decide that the horse really needs to do what you want and the horse refuses. What I am trying to say is that it can give the illusion of owner training horse when in fact horse is training owner. I don't need to play with my horse in the same way my horse plays with others. Lets face it another horse absorbs a kick a whole lot better than I do.
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        06-07-2013, 08:17 PM
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    I honestly never heard of it until recently & that is only because of a teenage girl on my FB. OMG I love reading her updates ,seeing her pics & videos with her & her horse.That horse & her a attached at the hip!!
    The relationship they have is something else.....
    The horse counts ,bows, lays on command,follows & shadows her moves,rides now with no tack,she calls & he comes running from across pasture etc. It is nothing for them to just lie out & enjoy the sun together they certainly have a love affair
         
        06-07-2013, 08:27 PM
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    I just LOVE working with my gelding at liberty,I don't get to do it much,but when I do it's SO fun
         
        06-08-2013, 12:28 PM
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    See, I agree with rookie on this one. The aspect I like about it is that you and your horse can look at each other evenly as friends and not as "master". But I must admit, Liberty gives horses absolute freedoms. If a horse doesnt want to, it wont. Then you could get into a situation where it's necessary that they listen to you. That's my downside. But I agree paintedpastures! Its fun to watch! I follow 2 girls on my instagram and I love seeing their pictures where they can lay underneath their horses feet and lay on their horses while the horse is laying down... I guess you can say i'm a little scared to try liberty with my horse. :/. Any tips on that either guys? Because i'd like to try it at some point but im not too keen on giving my horse full reign to do whatever she pleases.
         
        06-08-2013, 01:12 PM
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    I think I would not place myself under the horse's feet intentionally.
    Been there...weeks of pain not fun. But that's just me.
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