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Makoda 12-05-2011 03:36 AM

anyone ever trained with nothing
 
Just wondering if anyone has ever trained a horse to ride with nothing right from the begining. For instance never put a halter on them or use a rope or anything?

Just curious, I thought it would be a good challenge for next summer. Pick up a cheap untouched horse and try to break it to ride without any aids. And if all else fails I can hurry and break it the normal way and sell it.

Thyme 12-05-2011 04:05 AM

subbing!
Sounds really cool, and extremely challenging.

Dame Nuit 12-05-2011 06:22 AM

I want to see that if you do it!
Seems very challenging!

iridehorses 12-05-2011 07:37 AM

Without aids .... such as a halter, lead, saddle, bridle, round pen or arena, lunge line? What do you consider aids?

ConfusciusWasAGreatTeachr 12-05-2011 07:39 AM

I think she meant without any equipment...

usandpets 12-05-2011 08:53 AM

I don't think it would be impossible but would take a lot of time. Without any aids, it is extremely difficult to communicate with the horse.

Unless you have an untouched horse on your property, the horse will at some point have had to had a rope or halter on to be caught and sold, I would think.
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henia 12-05-2011 09:30 AM

Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
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ConfusciusWasAGreatTeachr 12-05-2011 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by henia (Post 1254766)
Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
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I've never heard of this guy... I'm off to google! Sounds good! bye!!!

Speed Racer 12-05-2011 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by henia (Post 1254766)
Doesn't Nevzorov train his horses this way, does he?
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Not anymore. Riding them is 'cruel', according to him.

Another whack job who just keeps getting whackier.

KatieQ 12-05-2011 11:11 AM

I can't really claim to have totally trained my horse with no equipment, but years ago I had a colt from birth who I spent a LOT of time with- at least 2 hours per day. I did halter break him very early, but a lot of the time I just hung out with him in his field and brushed and talked to him, etc. or even just sat and read a book. When he got big enough I began sitting on his back (I was his best friend so he didn't mind at all). He would walk around and graze, etc. and I could steer him a little with my legs. Sometimes I would just loop a leadrope around his neck and steer with that. We had really good communication as I had spent so much time with him, and when it did come time for me to train him he was a piece of cake. He trusted me totally and was the best horse ever.


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