Originally Posted by Curly_Horse_CMT
This kinda reminds me of the novel, The Horse Whisperer and the movie that they made off of it...Robert Redford did smiliar things to the horse to get it to "lie down", using that training method.
hmmmm I wonder if it is the same thing/similar idea...
I have seen the Horse Whisperer and the "tap" method. The Horse whisperer method used force through ropes. I believe he tied a leg up. This is old style western to get wild mustangs subdued....and there is considerable pain and fear involved.
The tap method does not use ropes. I see no pain involved at all, nor do I see any horse all doped up on endorphines. I have seen MANY videos including one taped live demonstration in the trainers challenge held just a few months ago here in North American and believe me, no one was in pain or doped. So I would like to remind people that in Japan the horse MUST
be ready to raced ASAP or it is put in a can....period. Taking your time is not an option. Someone has found a method to reduce the time and in a roundabout way save the horse.