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post #11 of 16 Old 03-03-2012, 08:39 PM Thread Starter
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I missed the first hour (ran into friend I had not seen in about a year, had to swap horror stories (really long story)) Even without having a horse with me, I was able to take away several different things to try! Definately will bring my horse the next time they have one of these within a sane driving distance. (or maybe not so sane! )
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-03-2012, 11:40 PM
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I love watching those guys do what they do. It amazes me that people can become so attached to an animal and get it to understand what they want it to do. You better be going for the sake of all of us who can't be there to see them.

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I love watching those guys do what they do. It amazes me that people can become so attached to an animal and get it to understand what they want it to do. You better be going for the sake of all of us who can't be there to see them.
It really isn't a matter of "attachment", especially for these big time trainers. It truly is TRAINING. Many of the reiners who show are in training 12 months a year FOR YEARS.
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It really isn't a matter of "attachment", especially for these big time trainers. It truly is TRAINING. Many of the reiners who show are in training 12 months a year FOR YEARS.
As Shawn was saying yesterday, they HAVE to be in that kind of training when you compete at the level he does. 1/2 a point is often what separates $100,000 dollar payouts.

Didn't make over there to audit today, I got called away early this morning for work. :( In my business, if I want to go to something like a show, clinic, hell, in some cases even a lesson, I have to schedule it out with my job. Not a huge deal, I can most always make it to what ever I've scheduled for, but if I try something spurr-of-the-moment like this weekends clinic, it's a crap-shoot as to if I will get to complete it or not.

Next time tho, I am soooooo there with my horse! (and the time scheduled! )
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It is NOT an 'attachment'. It is NOT a 'bond'. It is NOT 'mental telepathy'. It sure is not that the horse has 'memorized. what it has to do next (heaven forbid!)

It is totally a very high level of training. It is a matter of the horse listening and responding correctly to the tiniest, almost imperceptible aid used by the rider. The rider is good enough to stay completely 'centered' and out of the horse's way so that every little move has a clear meaning to the horse.

At this level, it takes more training effort, skill and time to keep a horse from anticipating and initiating a move on its own. They have to listen 100% and wait on a rider 100% -- every stride and every move they make must be scripted by the rider.
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It is NOT an 'attachment'. It is NOT a 'bond'. It is NOT 'mental telepathy'. It sure is not that the horse has 'memorized. what it has to do next (heaven forbid!)

It is totally a very high level of training. It is a matter of the horse listening and responding correctly to the tiniest, almost imperceptible aid used by the rider. The rider is good enough to stay completely 'centered' and out of the horse's way so that every little move has a clear meaning to the horse.

At this level, it takes more training effort, skill and time to keep a horse from anticipating and initiating a move on its own. They have to listen 100% and wait on a rider 100% -- every stride and every move they make must be scripted by the rider.
Well said Cherie!

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