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    Re: [RC] Sidedness (was Canter vs Extended Trot) - Laurie Durgin

    I just heard that that is no longer believed. That there was some research done showing they do pass info to both sides of brain. Believe it was in Horse Illustrated a few isssues ago.
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Heidi Smith
    Sent: Friday, November 08, 2002 2:36 PM
    To: Zephyr Arabians; Vallonelee@xxxxxxx; finishis2win@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: Re: [RC] Sidedness (was Canter vs Extended Trot)

    > --- Vallonelee@xxxxxxx wrote:
    > > If anyone doubts they are "sided", just try mounting
    > > from the off side.  HA !
    > Horses brains work differently than ours.  They have
    > to learn everything from each side as they can't make
    > the switch themselves. The "wiring" isn't there.  This
    > is why a horse can pass something a zillion times from
    > one direction and then react to it coming from the
    > other direction. :)
    > ~Nicole

    And if anything, this particular neurological feature tends to accentuate
    their "sided-ness."


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