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    Re: [RC] electric fences - Jim Holland

    That's a good training technique...I also use that. Thing about horses
    is, that if you never get them excited, you can never teach them to calm
    down. I, too, ride in the WORST weather. If you go through the "get
    excited" "calm down" sequence enough, the level of excitement becomes
    less and less and the horse learns that "Hey, if I say it's OK, then
    don't worry about it...trust me". Basic training concept. Works for me.
    Jim, Sun of Dimanche, and Mahada Magic
    FASTGraphic@xxxxxx wrote:
    > In a message dated 11/21/2002 7:34:53 PM Pacific Standard Time,
    > lanconn@xxxxxxx writes:
    > <<  "Let me show you what a 1000 pound, physically fit horse can
    >  do when suitably inspired."
    >  Scary...I'm scraped a bunch of them off the ground. >>
    > Isn't that the truth!  LOL  Used to board at a facility full of old cowboys.
    > When the Santa Ana winds really got to howling, I'd race out to the ranch to
    > saddle up - and they all thought I was nuts!  LOL  "Yer takin' that mare out
    > in this here wind???"  Yep - sure did.  The spookier, the windier, the
    > rainier, the nastier , the BETTER!  Sure, I love a beautiful ride on a warm,
    > clear, calm day - but both my horse and I LEARN a lot riding on the bad ones.
    >  :o)
    > Scott
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