ridecamp@endurance.net: Re: Sacking Out

Re: Sacking Out

Joyce Kellenberger (joyce@homer.ca.boeing.com)
Fri, 7 Feb 97 17:44:06 PST

> >Regarding "sacking out:" I would not "sack out" in the cowboy-sense of the
> >word an Arab. I might try it on a plow-horse, but what you're talking
> >about won't get you anywhere with an Arab.
> >
> >I'm no authority, but I'd read John Lyons and Pat Parelli thoroughly, and
> >then decide.
> >snip snip
Anyone who has seen, heard, or read John Lyons knows that one of the first
statements he makes is that it doesn't matter what kind of a horse, not breed,
not background, not past experiences, any of that have any bearing on the
fact that a horse is a herd animal and is motivated purely by conditioned
response. Once the horse determines you are #1 in the herd, the rest
follows simply because the horse is a conditioned response animal. We are
far too anthropomorphic in our thinking of horses.


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