We talked about the 'gut-rope' before. I have used it as a last resort and
had great results. I fixed the rope around his barrel so it would not
tighten down on him until he got used too it, then I let it slide,
corrected the behavior, then used it to tie him for awhile(fixed it back).
then gradually went to a reward system for good behavior and haven't had to
use the rope for several months.
I don't believe a stud chain should be used like that except when all other
methods have failed. and then it should be used very carefully.
sounds like we may be on the same thought....
Semper Fi & The ShadowRat
Huffman Horse and Cattle Company
Fine Endurance Arabians and 'Horned Cows'
(I'm also not so
> foolish as to use it for gross misbehavior, that has to be squelched
> pronto.) What I give is a thumb in the chest and/or a jerk on the lead.
> "Back. Stand!" I think it's black and white but the consequences aren't
> very great.
> So, am I just being soft-headed or is this a legitimate training method
> deal with sensitive horses?