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Re: Lunging up and coming..

Absolutely right on Frank. I am one to freely admit that though I've
been to clinics, seen the videos, read all the articles, I am not a
great teacher of young horses. I leave the starting of young horses to
those that do it well. My husband has a very good feel for horse
learning, and it is the FEEL that is the key word. I agree that young
horses can probably be physically hurt by the overexuberant use of
running in round pens by those that don't know what they're doing. It
only makes sense.
Thanks for a good post.
Mia wrote:
> Yes, the methods Bob Morris describes are wonderful when applied by
a "hand".
> I think in this era of new "Horse Whisperers" popping up every other
week, the
> thing that gets lost is that good, tried and trued horse training
methods can
> not be circumvented.  From Xenophon to (Pick a "Whisperer"), very
little "new"
> methods have been discovered.  Monty Roberts is fond of saying that
he "has
> found no written evidence" that anyone every spoke "Equus" before he
> along.
>     Right.
>     The powers of observation needed to truly "train" a horse are
not present
> in every "horse trainer" out there.  That's the real danger of
> oneself with all the latest horse psycho-babble out there.  The one
thing they
> all have in common is the innate ability to truly "see" what is
happening to a
> horse and how his posture relates that to the observer.
>     Sure, go to clinics...they can help.  Don't leave thinking you
ready to
> "train" a horse, though.
>      "Legging up" a young horse, if done at all, should be left to
people who
> know what they're doing.
>      In the hands of the overeager and unskilled, young horses are
just better
> left alone.
>      Perhaps honest mental conditioning should be the focus for
young horses
> and the physical conditioning which follows would reflect a horse
hungry to
> learn and eager to please.
>      The majority of problems I've seen is because most horses are
> LEARNERS than most folks are TEACHERS.  They learn EVERY time you
handle them.
>      Forgive my need to address the little I have.  Thank you.
>      Frank Solano
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