Originally Posted by MysterySparrow
The first one is a TOTALLY different concept from the second.
I want to communicate with my horse and be able to convince her to trust my judgement about going on the trailer. I will not go out and spend money on a piece of tack that claims to train my horse for me. If my horse is behaving, it should not matter if I load her using a rope halter, a leather halter, a nylon halter, or a piece of baling twine around her neck.
Or the mane on their necks (yes I've done this with Sky before.. to prove a point that he must still listen when the halter comes off, lol)
I agree completely though. Communication.. the first video is full of it. Maybe not as smooth or clear as it could be but it's still MUCH MUCH MUCH better than the second one. That one had me put off from when they showed the noseband apparatus. That horses did not look at all happy and paying attention. He WANTED to communicate (hence the rearing and head shaking) but he was told get in and no pain or stay out and I crank down on that contraption.
It made me kind of angry, because at the beginning he talks about this 'light touch' on the rope to make him move. In the video it was jerking on the rope, pulling, nothing light at ALL.
Honestly if someone tried that with MY horse, I would break their arm if they didn't drop that rope in a new york minute