if a child is eating crayons,do you feed him more until he gets sick,or do you take them away from him?answercorrectly,cause it may be brute force.
That's a very interesting comparison, however I don't see the relevance considering we are talking about horses here and not children -- also your example includes possibly causing bodily harm. Making a horse go in circles is very unlikely to hurt it.
You created a logical fallacy called "False analogy".
It adds nothing to the discussion.
But I will address the question you have given me -- In today's society it would be "correct" to take away the crayons. However in an earlier time in our civilization not to long ago, over-indulgence as a punishment was not uncommon. If a child was caught smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol by a parent, said parent would force the child to smoke or drink until he/she became physically ill. This of course was a good initiative for the child to stop that behavior.
I am not against using force on a horse in order to bring about correct behavior, I am all for "punishment" and do not think the easy way out is always the best option. I simply want to know other peoples thoughts on other techniques of doing things. Wither or not a correction is plausible to use on specific cases, in particular.
(I'm not against spanking children either, however as I said earlier, that adds nothing to the conversation at hand.)
To Smrobs-- Thank you for addressing the "why not" of my idea. I understand your point. Without the connection between the punishment and cause, it really serves no point. I hadn't thought of it like that.
However, for the sake of argument. Do you think it would be possible to use the "circle-left" way correctly--correctly as in getting the horse to understand what you are asking?
I would guess however, that doing it in such a way would be a lengthy correction, and it might be easier or more effective to simply reinforce the turn right. Correct?