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post #41 of 86 Old 11-14-2010, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Ladytrails View Post
IMHO with any piece of tack that we put on the horse, it is our responsibility to make sure that it's well fitted, suited for the intended purpose, and used in a way that is respectful to the horse.
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Well-said, and my sentiments exactly.
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post #42 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 03:52 AM
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In that video smrobs posted, it shows a girl pulling back SO hard she leans her upper body back over the horse's rump... the man refers to that as a "standard pull" WTH? I would never pull that hard...

I'm so busy, I don't know if I've found a rope... or lost my horse...
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post #43 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 04:22 AM
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believe half of what you read! and none of what you hear!
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post #44 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by EmilyandNikki View Post
So this is my reply to one of the posts about bad riders that whip a horse to make it go slower. You WHIP a horse to make it go slower? Wouldn't whipping it stimulate the reflex to go FORWARD or RUNAWAY and NOT slow down? Who did these people learn from?
I forget what book I read it in, but I am sure it was Monty Roberts book....not 100% sure though. Its been a while since I read it. He was either testing a theory out, or whatever. Anyways, he found out that thoroughbreds who were hit every step of the way for such and such a distance were slower then a horse who was just left to run, or given encouragement by "scrubbing" the neck.

Its been over 5 years since I read the book though, so I could be incorrect on where I got this from, but I know it was a book.

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post #45 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 11:17 AM
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Sounds to me like he thinks he is the only one that deserves to own and ride horses. :roll:
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post #46 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 04:15 PM
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He's not like that. He does real horsemanship.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #47 of 86 Old 11-16-2010, 08:13 PM
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If real horsemanship consists of being the under ranked horse in the herd... then take me off the list...

I would rather not be kicked, bit, or pushed around by an animal that can kill me pretty quick.

I'm surprised that Alexander hasn't been seriously injured by what few close calls he has had with a hoof and his face.
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post #48 of 86 Old 11-17-2010, 12:49 AM
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Bareback better?

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Ah when you mention that she works with the Nevzorov that makes it all clear! I am sick of him, probably is better for him to stop riding. Now we have less 13 year old girls getting on their horses bareback and thinking they can do dressage like that, and ending up getting hurt.
I haven't ever heard of him. I'm about to go watch some videos and stuff. (I'm prepared to be :roll: entertained.) But, does he really suggest riding bareback as being better for the horse than with a saddle? The saddle spreads out the weight and is much less likely to create pressure points than just seat bones. I know my horse is more comfy under saddle than bareback.

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post #49 of 86 Old 11-17-2010, 12:35 PM
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He used to say only riding 15 minutes every other day is fine. Now he is totally against it.
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post #50 of 86 Old 11-17-2010, 01:13 PM
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Scientific evidence

The guy is off in la la land along with Stormy May

That is because he is extreme.
However, there are numerous other scientific studies done on the effect of the bit and this are in line with his. Does this make him mister wonderful, no.

Bits do long term damage even in the best of hands and the science proves this. Does this mean we can't ride with bits, no, it means we should be aware of the end results and make the appropriate changes in how we use bits and the type of bits we use.

Yes, I personally endorse bitless, however, bitless is ridden more often incorrectly too. We as riders have the fiduciary duty to ride with due diligence regarding how and what actions we induce upon our horses, whether it is bitted or unbitted, ridden or unridden.

Oh and some of the out of the box so called evidence provided in Stormy May's diatribe regarding the horse's back is false.........

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