Originally Posted by Skippy!
Thats a very interesting take on Training that you have Cowpuncher! I had never heard of people doing that before, but it makes sense. Its not what I do when I train, but it is a very valid method =)
If someone brings me a horse to train that has the kind of respect issues, I'd rather turn them out for a couple weeks than have to teach them to respect my space with my lass rope.
Out here, a ranch horse might be called on to make a twenty or thrity mile circle. You do that on a two or three year old and it's not good for them. If you wait until they are four or older though, and their bodies have developed enough to withstand it.