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[RC] attaching to side of halter - Roberta Jo Lieberman

...do lots of horse training.... really dont see any need to attach to a side
ring for longeng.  the ring underneath the chin is just fine for that.  if you
are having difficulty with the halter pulling around, then just keep working
until the horse softens up, gives at the head and neck and puts a little slack
in the line.  if your horse isnt doing this, you need to keep working.<

But you're a professional and you know what you're doing. :-) I cringe when I
see folks at my barn longeing young or green horses in tight little circles with
their bodies just torqueing round and round in a blur, jerking their heads to
slow them down, usually ending up with the horse whirling around and
stopping....not good at all for juvenile joints and legs, not to mention that
they're teaching the horse to habitually fall in at the shoulder and not travel

There are alternatives to producing a quiet, safe, attentive horse that doesn't
have to be run in circles for 20 minutes before being safe to get on.....but
that's another thread, and I gotta finish my taxes....:-)

Escondido, CA

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