Originally Posted by Northern
The European woman is Ellen Ofstad, sometimes just Ellen O, or Ellen of Stad. There's a video of her handling a horse gone right-brain, like Barney, the one-eyed Thoroughbred that LP dealt with, which I love, for its quietness, clarity, & rewarding of the slightest try. I think anyone who sees it would agree that that's correct handling of a horsre gone right-brain.
No doubt, with a horse with more left-brain issues, like Holly's Arab, Ellen would've done far less, if any, whacking the chin with a snap, backing the horse up very far, getting the horse to want to leave by overdoing it, etc.
I seriously hope you are not talking about this
That is the worst horsmanship ever! That horse didn't want to pay attention, or stand still. Ok, then, move! I would do more Clinton style with this one, send him off and teach him to yield his hindquarters... Keep him moving. Once he started trying to look at ME, I would offer him to stop and stand. You can't make a horse stand still, especially not by continuous yanking on his poor face. I have no problems with bumping ones nose while leading or lunging... but a small, quick bump to get them off my hand (leaning/pulling on me).
All I see is Linda yanking and snatching, great way to make the poor one eyed horse head shy. You can actually hear the poor thing groaning as she yanks and whacks him with the snap.