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    11-30-2009, 02:38 PM
  #1
Trained
What is the TAP method

I just saw this youtube video and I was wondering if anybody had looked into it. The video is kind of vague.

     
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    11-30-2009, 02:50 PM
  #2
Showing
I'm also curious what others have to say. What I understood from the video is that they cut off the horse's oxygen and blood supply to get this result - am I correct?
When he is working with older horses, he seems to grab hold of a certain area on the horse's withers, I'm assuming from other responses I've seen on the subject that it does the same thing; cutting off blood supply (therefore affecting the nerves) to make them weak in the front.
Of course, these are all guesses from what I've seen and read.
Without knowing the whole truth, my first reaction to this video is "why?"
The person in this video used to post about racehorses with various problems - the TAP seemed to help "cure" them (if you will) and the horse was able to continue racing rather than being sent to the meatworks. I don't understand the need to use this on willing or young (yearling) horses. Of course I could have this all wrong.
     
    11-30-2009, 02:53 PM
  #3
Showing
I've heard people around talking about it and tried to read, but I never got the point frankly (i've never seen anyone using it "alive"). This video does look sick to me though. Don't think something I wanna try...
     
    11-30-2009, 02:57 PM
  #4
Trained
I think in the video it said TAP does not cut off the blood or oxygen supply to the horse. Of course if any man can cut off a horses blood supply with one hand I will call him sir and walk softly around him!
     
    11-30-2009, 02:58 PM
  #5
Weanling
Well I watched it not my thing and only guessing but tap is probably short for training something or other I,ve got it[throttling a pony]
     
    11-30-2009, 03:03 PM
  #6
Started
These people look like idiots to me. I don't want a horse falling down like that anywere near were I am standing. These people are most likely pinching a nerve
     
    11-30-2009, 03:06 PM
  #7
Banned
I did run into this a few times saddling new guys for the first time. As I drew up the girth in steps they would start to go down. I had to move the horse to keep them on their feet. I think he is referring to girthing for the first time cuts off the oxygen and causes the horse to feel weak in the front end.
The last 2 horses I did had this problem at the first saddling and for a few times after that.
I had one go right down years ago but never assosiated it with oxygen being cut off.
A good video and I feel the guy didn't harm the horses in any way.
     
    11-30-2009, 03:09 PM
  #8
Banned
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
These people look like idiots to me. I don't want a horse falling down like that anywere near were I am standing. These people are most likely pinching a nerve
If you have broken young colts, the first few times you might experience this same thing. He is not trying to make the horse go down. It is a reaction to tightening the girth.
In cross ties I moved the horses sideways. I just didn't know what it was but now I do.
The guy was very gentle, safe and I feel he is explaining a phenomina????
     
    11-30-2009, 03:26 PM
  #9
Showing
Rio, he IS trying to make the horse go down. That's what the idiotic 'TAP Method' is all about.

Kevin, if you want to know how to learn to make a horse behave forever and ever with just one time using TAP, you'll of course have to BUY Endo's 'method'.

The video is vague on purpose.

I happen to think Endo's a moron.
     
    11-30-2009, 03:33 PM
  #10
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Of course if any man can cut off a horses blood supply with one hand I will call him sir and walk softly around him!
You can throat twitch a horse to the point you can drop it.

Same thing as strangling it.
     

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