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        01-05-2009, 08:24 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Yeah, I've heard about the water balloon theory, its supossed to make the horse think it has cracked his head open and is bleeding???? No thanks.
         
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        01-05-2009, 09:16 PM
      #22
    Trained
    Another guy told me to get my horse to stop to tie barbed wire from one stirrup around his chest and to the other stirrup, then when I wanted to stop put my feet back.

    Ouch! NOOOO WAY!
         
        01-07-2009, 01:14 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Some genious I know told me to teach young horses to lead, he wraps barb wire around the poll of their halter and literally drags them around with a 4 wheeler or tractor until they are willing. In my eyes, that would make them not want to follow a human around! Idiots
         
        01-07-2009, 10:40 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by minihorse927    
    some genious I know told me to teach young horses to lead, he wraps barb wire around the poll of their halter and literally drags them around with a 4 wheeler or tractor until they are willing. In my eyes, that would make them not want to follow a human around! Idiots
    that is just cruel, did you report him for that? He can go to jail for it! People like that NEED to be in jail!
         
        01-08-2009, 12:07 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    Wow some of these stories are so sad. How can people do that kind of things to an animal. You want the horse to trust you for one and yeah they need to have respect for you, but there are alot of less harmful ways to get them to have respect for you.

    My friends horse was majorly abused when she was a yearling. The guy would take metal poles and huge pieces of wood and when she would do something bad he would be her with them! It was horible and my friend took her in and now she is trusting, but only to some people.
         
        01-10-2009, 12:49 AM
      #26
    Weanling
    To my knowledge, as I now live 4 hours away from there, he no longer owns horses according to a friend of mine who knew his son. I tried to get someone to go out and check into it, but I don't think anyone ever did.

    Another one someone told me their dad did to them when teaching them and the horse to barrel race.

    He would wrap the barrels in barb wire, this way she and the horse learned to turn quick around them, but not to run into them or knock them over, otherwise they would be gouged at by the barb wire! She said she quickly got out of horses thanks to her dads ingenious ways.
         
        01-10-2009, 12:19 PM
      #27
    Showing
    The one gelding I owned who was nothing but trouble was terrified of anything that made plastic bag type sounds. A "trainer" at a barn I boarded at years ago bluntly told me to attach a plastic bag to his halter and let him lose in a paddock ...he would "get used to it"....
         
        01-10-2009, 12:24 PM
      #28
    Started
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    Originally Posted by CacheDawnTaxes    
    The one gelding I owned who was nothing but trouble was terrified of anything that made plastic bag type sounds. A "trainer" at a barn I boarded at years ago bluntly told me to attach a plastic bag to his halter and let him lose in a paddock ...he would "get used to it"....

    That's awful! My advice would have been to take him to my barn. If any horse hears a plastic bag here, they think it's a treat and get excited, even the ones who don't like treats:roll:
         
        01-10-2009, 12:25 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CacheDawnTaxes    
    The one gelding I owned who was nothing but trouble was terrified of anything that made plastic bag type sounds. A "trainer" at a barn I boarded at years ago bluntly told me to attach a plastic bag to his halter and let him lose in a paddock ...he would "get used to it"....
    acctually that has a smidgen of truth to it. You have to let the horse see that that sound doesn't mean trouble. Now I would use the Parelli way...
         
        01-10-2009, 01:00 PM
      #30
    Yearling
    ^ but if the horse is loose in a paddock with a bag on his head, it isnt really safe. Maybe a bag on a stick in an arena with your pony on a long rope
         

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