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horse_luver4e 12-31-2007 12:28 PM

Lying down
 
Why is lying a horse down an advancd horsemanship thing?

Spirithorse 12-31-2007 06:33 PM

The horse must have a great deal of confidence and trust in his handler because laying down is a very vulnerable position for the horse to be in. If the horse doesn't trust you, he will fight if you try to lay him down. It's not something that can be forced. Well, it can, but it's horrible when people force a horse to lay down.

tim 12-31-2007 06:37 PM

Natural Horsemanship, right?

LuLu 12-31-2007 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spirithorse
The horse must have a great deal of confidence and trust in his handler because laying down is a very vulnerable position for the horse to be in. If the horse doesn't trust you, he will fight if you try to lay him down. It's not something that can be forced. Well, it can, but it's horrible when people force a horse to lay down.

You took the words right out of my mouth :wink:

horse_luver4e 12-31-2007 10:59 PM

Then I guess Janie must trust me alot! I lay her down all the time.

BluMagic 12-31-2007 11:46 PM

Send us a video! :-)

horse_luver4e 01-01-2008 12:28 AM

K. It's really funny becuase she grunts when shes down!

buckaroo2010 01-01-2008 02:08 AM

aww lol sounds funny

BluMagic 01-01-2008 03:47 AM

It's not easy work for them! lol

AKPaintLover 01-02-2008 04:17 PM

How do you go about asking her to lie down?


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