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post #11 of 12 Old 05-01-2017, 02:19 PM
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It is hard to explain all of horse behaviour. Just keep on paying attention like you are already doing and you will learn by yourself. You can also read a lot of horse books or look up some good horse trainers on youtube (be careful to be critical though because not everyone who claims to be a horse trainer is necessarily a good one, but if you go through multiple ones you'll start to see what is okay and what is not. I think Monty Roberts is quite good. Think like a horse channel on youtube is also really educational so you should definitely check it out).
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post #12 of 12 Old 05-02-2017, 10:38 AM
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Approaching a horse from the front is a safety issue. Someone already mentioned that directly in front is one of the two blind spots. It is also to protect you from being run over. If they are in a stalll and you in the accessway then not so big a deal though approaching from the side gives them the best view of you.
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