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post #31 of 32 Old 09-30-2015, 04:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Tihannah View Post
From what I understand, smacking her on the hind with a lead would be telling her to move her feet? This trainer told me she specifically pops them on the shoulder. It doesn't hurt, but this striking this area is just a means to bring the horse's attention back to you and not the scary thing.
Strike them on their shoulder with their hand or whip? For my horse, it does nothing.
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Originally Posted by Hoofpic View Post
Strike them on their shoulder with their hand or whip? For my horse, it does nothing.
She did it with her hand. I'm no expert, but she is and could probably explain it better. She said it had more to do with that section of the body, than the force. She is even the head organizer for the Winter Classics held down here every year. I've seen her do some amazing things with horses, and she is infamous for taking a horse who is written off in one sport, finding what he excels with, and turning him into a winner at it.
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