BuckOff suggested that Jared and/or I were attempting to "start something" - I think that's what he's referring to. There was also a thread recently closed on the subject of peanut rollers, and I think Jared wanted to emphasize that he had no intentions of starting that over again.
ETA: Saw BuckOff's advice - and it's good advice, sure - but we thought maybe someone here could just give us an idea. She's right in saying that we don't want to use the methods ourselves - we don't train WP horses. We just wanted to know a little bit about it, because we found it interesting and different. That's all. I have no need to ask a trainer in a warm-up arena before a show, since I won't be using the methods myself. Just thought someone here could tell us how it gets started. There are tons of threads on natural horsemandship, and how it's done, and a ton of other things - we just thought we'd ask. We were curious.
Also, BuckOff gave a good explanation of how the rider asks the horse for the slow gaits you see in the WP arena, and for that I'm appreciative. Jared's question was just more about the training of the horse than the riding. Is the slow gait something the horse should be able to do before the rider is introduced? Or is it something you ask for only once they're under saddle? Just trying to understand, that's all.
Last edited by LeahKathleen; 03-22-2009 at 10:34 AM.