Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East Central Illinois
Good concept. I wonder if a lot of people are just "jealous fatties" because CA is making money and has had the foresight to name these items that we've all used at one time or another?Here are several reasons why I agree with him.
1) I used to tie up my horses after workouts bc the US Cavalry Manuel suggested at least one hour of rest after work before any water or food to prevent colic;
2) I wanted to have my horses dry before I let them roll in the dirt/mud;
3) It gave me enough time to groom multiple horses after their workouts;
4) My horses are fully relaxed after at least an hour;
5) Tying for at least one hour, and often more establishes that that is part of your horse's job, to be obedient, and to be ready to be used again, if you, the head broodmare/stallion wish it to be so;
6) I never realized how many NH techniques I was using in my lesson program, until recently, where I am training in young horses, and this was one thing that I did daily (April-October) and weekly (October-April.) This was one reason that I had a string of horses that anybody could handle, anybody could ride, and anybody could load in a trailer.
Now, I sometimes tie my 3 horses up, at LEAST groom them, more often after I work them, then garden for an hour (across the fence from them) and ignore them. It has certainly made them quieter.