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post #21 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 12:09 PM
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Hi again, All!

AnrewPL, we got them too; 'em as _talks_ about it, and 'em as just _does_ it. Some crossover, but not too much; The Doers will cheerfully give advice if asked, but rarely offer it otherwise, preferring to let them (as Whisperbaby suggests) "figger it out on their own". We learn best thru our mistakes in any event. (That is if we survive them :-)

Kind of off topic, but for your consideration I would like to offer one thought: Horses are individuals, just like us, and really need to be approached as such. What might work great for one could be a total disaster for his stablemate. For best results, keep trying different things until you find the one your buddy likes best. You'll know.

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post #22 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 12:34 PM
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This reminds me of a conversation recently with a non horsey friend, he had seen some disney show as a kid that had a farrier explaining that horses needed shoes to keep the hooves from splitting in two. The reason why wild horses did not have split hooves was because in the wild the horse could decide for himself where to put his feet, so he always chose the softer ground.
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post #23 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 03:01 PM
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Hi Wisperbaby, All!

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The reason why wild horses did not have split hooves was because in the wild the horse could decide for himself where to put his feet, so he always chose the softer ground.
Aah. I always _wondered_ how that worked. I'll have to share that one with our equine pedicurist.

But ya probably shouldn't have posted that here; for sure somebody will take it as gospel ;-) I mean Walt was an old-time horseman. Wasn't he?

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post #24 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 03:21 PM
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Nobody is obligated to entertain unsolicited lectures simply to be polite. All you have to say is "Hmm, that's interesting" and go on with your work.
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post #25 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 03:33 PM
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Hi Mulefeather!

No, but if you can arrive at a certain point of view, it becomes cheap entertainment . . .

Steve (who is easily amused :-)
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post #26 of 35 Old 04-10-2015, 04:32 PM
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George - Or wind them up to the point where they spin out ;)
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post #27 of 35 Old 04-11-2015, 04:21 PM
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Haha. I love your response i ride in a cherry roller loose ring snaffle most of the time. People tell me its harsh and its because my horse is uncontrollable. I put him in a french link snaffle on the lunge or if im feeling brave get on him and wait for them to take it back. He rears, tanks and is dangerous in a french link snaffle. He hates them. I think they dont sit right in his mouth. My boy also schools nicely in a dr cook it depends on the horse and what they like. Buds happiest in his cherry roller, but will tolerate bitless if needed.
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post #28 of 35 Old 04-11-2015, 08:15 PM
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It seems more and more people are pushing bitless riding now. I think it should be up to the individual to decide and not someone else trying to force their way of thinking on others. Early this spring I was trying to plan a 2 week summer horse camping/ trail riding adventure with several friends. I thought we had found the perfect ranch to go to until fine print at the bottom of the web page caught my eye. It said that no bits were allowed on the ranch. I was sure I was misunderstanding something so I called the ranch owners and they said that horses were only allowed to be ridden in halters on their land but if we were not comfortable with that they didn't mind taking a few days to train us how to ride our horses this way. (for a fee of course) I thought about our group of ladies (no one is under 50) and our horses (some of them are a bit green have quite a bit of get up and go) and was very glad I did not send this ranch a deposit. Needless to say we found another spot to go for a couple of weeks this summer.
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post #29 of 35 Old 04-12-2015, 06:12 AM
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It seems more and more people are pushing bitless riding now. I think it should be up to the individual to decide and not someone else trying to force their way of thinking on others. Early this spring I was trying to plan a 2 week summer horse camping/ trail riding adventure with several friends. I thought we had found the perfect ranch to go to until fine print at the bottom of the web page caught my eye. It said that no bits were allowed on the ranch. I was sure I was misunderstanding something so I called the ranch owners and they said that horses were only allowed to be ridden in halters on their land but if we were not comfortable with that they didn't mind taking a few days to train us how to ride our horses this way. (for a fee of course) I thought about our group of ladies (no one is under 50) and our horses (some of them are a bit green have quite a bit of get up and go) and was very glad I did not send this ranch a deposit. Needless to say we found another spot to go for a couple of weeks this summer.
let me get this straight here, they told you you couldn't ride YOUR OWN horses with a bit on their property?
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post #30 of 35 Old 04-12-2015, 08:31 AM
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yes they certainly did. No bits and no spurs. It is a ranch in Manitoba Canada. I am not sure if I am allowed to post the website so I wont
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