[RC] equine confinement - A. Perez
I have been following the thread on eletric corrals with
interest. They always seemed like an OK idea to me until I
attended my first ride (as crew) at Doncaster this year. The
electric tape corrals just did not inspire confidence on me. I
was surprised to see NO 'hi-tie' rigs, and only one picket
line. I especially appreciate Heidi's input, having treated
lotsa of horses at rides, it's an opinion based on lots of
I always tie Cy to my truck when I tack him and feed him,
hoping he'll be used to it if and when we ever get to go to a
ride (still no trailer, grrrrr). He went through a spell
of 'setting back' against the lead, which I cured by running
the chain end of his lead shank behind his ears. Sat back once
like that and never has since.
I would like to hear more about techniques for training
horses not to panic when tangled, and how to 'calm down' on
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