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Re: RC: Reply to rearing
I agree, Angie....That was in my younger days when I didn't know
better...as I say, I would not do that now under any circumstances.
Rule is, NEVER hit a horse above the withers...ever...under any
circumstances. Too much chance of eye injury. Whew...I remember the
Tellico "Big" mountain...you fell off that? And are still with us?
Somebody was looking after you! <grin>
Jim and Sun of Dimanche
Rides 2 Far wrote:
> >>cut a two foot section of closet
> > rod. > Next time by she reared and I whacked her firmly between the
> I have no advice as to the rearing, but before you hit them between the
> ears, read on. I once lost my temper at a horse when he walked off for
> the thousandth time just as I almost had the marker tied onto the tree,
> and had the reins in my teeth, and he took the hackamore shank and yanked
> my front teeth. *ouch* I was pretty frazzled at the time and yanked the
> rein to get the shank back out of his teeth. He threw his head back and
> almost hit me between the eyes, I had the other end of the nylon split
> reins in my right hand and I popped him between the ears. Next thing I
> knew we flipped over backwards off the *big* mountain (up at Tellico,
> remember that one guys?) We rolled about three times. He jumped up and
> ran back up to the trail and stood there with his left eye stuck shut.
> The end of the rein had flipped down and torn his cornea when I had hit
> him between the ears. Talk about a guilt trip that lasts a lifetime!!!
> You could not pay me to hit a horse between the ears now. I've seen
> another girl do the same thing hitting a barrel horse between the ears
> with a crop. I've heard rednecks (no offense Jim >eg<) talk about
> hitting them with woofleball bats...but I think that if it was that easy
> or fun there wouldn't be any rearing horses out there.
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