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. :)
And if anything, this particular neurological feature tends to accentuate
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