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    06-24-2013, 07:14 PM
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Foal
I thought I posted a response to this already lol... Anyway, as I think I said it depends on the horse. A lot of people will tell you flat no. I train my horses to lay down, so sometimes I am low to the ground with them, but I never have both knees on the ground. Always be ready to move. However, as everyone else has mostly pointed out, it isn't wise to make yourself smaller to the horse. They will take it as a submissive gesture in the least, possibly even toss you or run you over. While I don't personally care for the "It's livestock" view myself, a certain degree of awareness is needed. You get too comfortable, and even the most well mannered and friendly horse can seriously injure you. I treat my horses like family members, but I haven't ever even knelt in front of my 10 month old foal without him laying down. It's just not a good idea.
     
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    06-24-2013, 07:34 PM
  #12
Foal
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
What the heck? Seriously? Lol
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Yeah SERIOUSLY. I was asking for the sake of someone else.
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    06-24-2013, 07:54 PM
  #13
Trained
No not ever never ever a good idea. Geesh
     
    06-24-2013, 08:01 PM
  #14
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Yeah SERIOUSLY. I was asking for the sake of someone else.
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Would you ever do it?
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    06-24-2013, 08:07 PM
  #15
Showing
Of course it's ok. My option was to sit on a tire. The very shy, spooky horse came up behind me and promptly pushed my cap off, then mussed my hair, nuzzled my collar. I said nothing and didn't acknowledge him. When he started checking out my cheek I couldn't resist and looked up at him. The dear boy blessed me with a face full of snot.
     
    06-24-2013, 08:15 PM
  #16
Foal
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Originally Posted by GamingGrrl    
I don't see why you would do this. They're not dogs, they're livestock. I would never just sit or kneel in front of my horse, it sounds like a good way to get a black eye.
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So how about I never said "I would do this." Oh and thank you I am aware they are livestock. I was asking for the sake of someone else who does this. But thank you for acting like a know it all... you really proved your place here. -_-
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    06-24-2013, 08:16 PM
  #17
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Absolutely no IMO.....unless you want to be knee'd in the forehead and walk around looking like a unicorn with an egg on your head all day....yes it happened to me when I was putting polish on a horses hoof before the races, I had to walk into the birdcage looking like a unicorn....a really proud moment.
     
    06-24-2013, 08:18 PM
  #18
Foal
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
Would you ever do it?
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Probably not. But it was a little know it all barrel racer probably like yourself who didnt agree with my disagreeing of her kneeling to a horse. Cool I'll just let her get kicked in the face
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    06-24-2013, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by pinkbow    
So how about I never said "I would do this." Oh and thank you I am aware they are livestock. I was asking for the sake of someone else who does this. But thank you for acting like a know it all... you really proved your place here. -_-
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Wow. Or you could be polite and calm down. You never said you were "asking for someone else" in the original posting so I said my opinion on the topic.
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Stichy and sparklefox like this.
     
    06-24-2013, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by pinkbow    
So how about I never said "I would do this." Oh and thank you I am aware they are livestock. I was asking for the sake of someone else who does this. But thank you for acting like a know it all... you really proved your place here. -_-
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Wow - so have you.
     

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