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    06-19-2008, 05:31 PM
  #1
Foal
"TAP"

Hey I found this thing where this guy can make any horse lay down without ropes or anything and I was wonder if anyone knew how to do it? He calls it "TAP"!
     
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    06-19-2008, 05:48 PM
  #2
Showing
Hmm that sounds pretty cool, I can't do it though lol.
     
    06-19-2008, 05:53 PM
  #3
Weanling
A while back there was a video on another forum that was ranted about. This guy was using some method to "calm the horse until it layed down" and to watch, it seemed cruel. I could very well be wrong, but I think he called it tap, but he was actually pushing on a pressure point that causes them to pass out. I hope this isn't the same thing. I sure don't know how to get one to lay down. Mine let me approach if they are already down and pet them, but I've never tried to teach them on command.
     
    06-19-2008, 09:33 PM
  #4
Weanling
I've seen the 'tap' videos too. I don't know how it work but if you go to his website then you can get more info on the tap. I don't know how he does it but it does seem to work without harming the horses.

BFH - I have seen the videos many times and I haven't seen him pushing pressure points or anyting but I could be wrong.
     
    06-19-2008, 10:32 PM
  #5
Foal
Here are two videos showing the normal method and his method.

Normal method
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqZxK...eature=related


His method
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti7CL...eature=related
     
    06-19-2008, 11:39 PM
  #6
Weanling
Ah, good. It's probably NOT the same guy then.
     
    06-20-2008, 02:22 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoothooves
A while back there was a video on another forum that was ranted about. This guy was using some method to "calm the horse until it layed down" and to watch, it seemed cruel. I could very well be wrong, but I think he called it tap, but he was actually pushing on a pressure point that causes them to pass out. I hope this isn't the same thing. I sure don't know how to get one to lay down. Mine let me approach if they are already down and pet them, but I've never tried to teach them on command.
Well like I've watched all his videos now and I would think to pass out a horse you would have to take a hold of the neck and squeeze really hard and for a min or two and I think you would have to fight a horse a lot to even do that. But if you watch he stands on the side and he gets the horse down in no time. See I think he's hitting pressure point but not passing the horse out! Plus he stated that he had vets watch him do it and they said it wasn't because of lack of air.
     
    06-20-2008, 03:04 PM
  #8
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by barefoothooves
A while back there was a video on another forum that was ranted about. This guy was using some method to "calm the horse until it layed down" and to watch, it seemed cruel. I could very well be wrong, but I think he called it tap, but he was actually pushing on a pressure point that causes them to pass out. I hope this isn't the same thing. I sure don't know how to get one to lay down. Mine let me approach if they are already down and pet them, but I've never tried to teach them on command.
Right from the get go the first post didn't sound right. If it's anything like what we do with humans, I have used pressure points on a select few of my patients. The pressure points induces such severe pain that they "drop" without full body control. It's a autonomic reaction. In our case, it's been used as self defense when in the back of the ambulance.

I can only guess it's the same thing this guy was doing with those poor horses.
     
    06-20-2008, 03:17 PM
  #9
Foal
I don't think it's painful.
     
    06-20-2008, 03:24 PM
  #10
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by Juno21
I don't think it's painful.
Honey, you can come over at my place anytime I can give you a taste of it
     

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