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post #41 of 45 Old 06-03-2012, 12:05 AM Thread Starter
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It has been brought to my attention that I chose inappropriate wording when choosing the title of this thread. I in no way meant to ( although I realize now I did) suggest that anyone else was torturing their horse. I was only responding to what my experience has been since my return into the equine world. The two horses that Trish leases from a neighbor, have terrible cinch issues. My filly didn't, until Trish sent her to a reputable trainer for two months. She returned, extremely cinchy. Please accept my apologizes for any offense anyone may have taken, from my lack of good judgement when choosing my words.

I don't suppose I can edit this title, due to ignorance? All be it unintentional.
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post #42 of 45 Old 06-03-2012, 12:51 AM
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Who the heck teaches someone to kick a horse in the stomach?! o.o

I was taught that! I kid you not. When I went to pony camp as a kid, I was taught that. But then, the wrangler would literally hit the worst offending horses with a 2 x 4 over the nose to get their attention. NOt enough to break bones, I guess, but it sure made an impression on me and that horse.
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post #43 of 45 Old 06-03-2012, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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I was taught that! I kid you not. When I went to pony camp as a kid, I was taught that. But then, the wrangler would literally hit the worst offending horses with a 2 x 4 over the nose to get their attention. NOt enough to break bones, I guess, but it sure made an impression on me and that horse.

God, that is awful. I feel bad for what we went along with as kids, in dealing with our horses. I have a much better appreciation for my filly. The book Black Beauty opened my eyes.
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post #44 of 45 Old 06-03-2012, 08:20 AM
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Tiny when I was a kid I too was taught to knee the ponies belly to get him to suck up so the cinch would tighten more. That was 40 years ago and it certainly hasnt been practiced for a very long, long, time thank goodness. Of course it never did me any good because as a child I was a scrawny little thing and I dont think the pony even felt it LOL.
I agree.. a very long time ago, before many of these posters came into this world, a knee in the belly was said to help. However I dont know about you but it didnt take me long to figure out if I walked the pony a few steps I could re tighten and all would be well.
I also remember when I was very young (before the age of girths with holes) and using the old cross over and through to cinch up, slinging the leather over my shoulder when bent down and then standing up to use all 60 or so pounds of me at the time to tighten the girth. Nice we now have Round Ring with the Buckle Tongue Girths!!! Makes life so much easier.
That was such a long time ago it is scary LOL. Times have certainly evolved and those days are so long gone.
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post #45 of 45 Old 06-03-2012, 08:40 AM
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Folks, I am closing this thread. All we have is a new member telling us about a new cinch system that may or may not even exist and we have 5 pages of nothing constructive.

Littlefilly, if you have invented such a system, then either show it or stop posting about how wonderful it is. At this point it sounds more like trolling then actual participation.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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