Chillax. You're accomplishing nothing but negativity by making such comments. If you want to argue, PM me.
The spur comment came from a discussion about leg cues. It's just a "by the way" comment. Part of what I plan to do.
And secondly, the POINT of my post was that I'd like to sit in a corral and talk to the horse and watch the horse. And there's nothing wrong with that. Even if it accomplishes nothing for the horse, it accomplishes something for me. I tell my OTTB all my secrets. A lot of horse owners find this therapeutic. I wanted to see if ANYONE else sits with their horse and just hangs out for the sake of hanging out. I didn't want to look like schizo weirdo at the ranch. But now that I think of it, I don't care if I do.
The INTENTION here is to have fun with it, and enjoy the horse instead. Admire his beauty for awhile and if I feel up for training him, I will.
Hey I support what you are doing. Just sitting in their paddock allowing the horse to settle with you and have a sniff and check you out is a way to gain its confidence so it will allow you to work with it.
One of mine used to run around in **** circles when ever I went into the paddock. I was told, and also read from trainers who had just sat in the paddock untill the horse approached them. I decided to do the same and it worked.
I sat on a chair and occupied myself fluffing around in the grass ignoring the horse. It did not take long for her to come on up and check me out. Then I would get up and walk away. On the day she followed I then put the halter on and started to work with her.
That horse does not run away or in circles now and will answer to a whistle
So you do what you have set out to do and to hell with negative fault finding comments. My only comment is this. Be sure the horse is not violent and take a walking stick with you. Handy if you have to tap it on the side of the face to turn it or to teach it your space.
One of my horses follows me around when I'm checking and fixing fences, sticking its head in to see what I am up to. I frequently have to remind him of my space but its a great buzz when the horse choses to be with you and follows.