Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
Alright I watched 3/4 of it and had to stop it. Your horse is lovely and calm and you do a great job with her.
Though not every horse and owner have that kind of finesse. I think you should include little statements while you are working on each part that kind of alludes to what to do if your horse pulls their head up when bridling, or un-bridling, etc.
(Stopped at 7.06)
Going to watch the rest now.
Okay eek! I know you are a very knowledgeable horseman but if you are helping people with problem questions, I would not show you looping your reins around the horn of the saddle. When you help people out and they look to you for advice, they will emulate you and some horses will take advantage of that (or the reins are too short) and it'll end in disaster. Not criticizing you of course!
I really like how you include things like "I like to do it this way" it makes it seem a lot more open and not "my way or the highway" as most trainers/horsemen portray. I also loved how you recapped the entire video in a nice little blurb about the important steps.
Overall a brilliant video answering a very common problem question :)
Subscribed! Can't wait for more videos :) One can never learn too many new ways of doing things
Thanks. Yeah, I'd feel kind of dumb if I tried to come across with a 'my way or the highway' kind of attitude. I've been proven wrong too many times to be able to pull that off.
Besides, I've learned from so many different teachers who sometimes have completely opposite ways of going about things.
As for what I'd do if the horse throws her head up, I'd probably just bring it back down again. If she were really bothered I wouldn't even try to bridle her until we worked it out and she was standing quiet again. These things are actually pretty easy if the horse is in a good frame of mind and is ready to do whatever it is you want them to do. Like Ray Hunt said, "it's the preparation to the position for the transition".