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    Speechless. So many idiots...



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    Although it's not something I would use, it's pretty much what they do around here when training calves to halter. Tie them to the tractor and drive slowly around.



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    I've seen it done... atually I've seen worse.
    but I'm baffled at how he used it to train his horse to drive.



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    maybe I need new specs, but I don't see the rings he talks about in any of the pics.

    The whole setup sounds like a potential accident waiting to happen....
    At least the recommendation is to pull behind a slow-moving tractor, not take horses out behind your Ferrari

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    I'm thinking when he mentions making a horse traffic-safe that was part of his driving "training" with this contraption.
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    Look in the last picture, on the left, 2Dogs.

    Yikes. I've seen worse though.



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    OK, I don't drive, but that thing looks like an accident waiting to happen
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    I've seen something similar years ago, can't quite think in what respect, though. The one I saw, seems like it had four horses tied to it. Not really for 'training' but for exercising the horses?? Of course, they'd have to be pretty well bomb proofed.
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    I know a guy who made something like a chest level hotwalker to train his mules to drive. The thing was incredibly heavily built and apparently he was happy with how it worked.

    I've never seen the tractor method- and the merry-go-round system just that one time. The man was getting on in years and I think that he was wanting a system that took the most physical risk away from him.

    The mosty common old timer method of driving training is to hitch the unbroke horse to a gigantic and calm older draft horse who won't be upset by any antics out of the unbroke one. I have seen a big belgian drag a scrambling morgan down the road like a Mamma getting a tantruming toddler out of a candy store.... other than the "horse company" aspect- the overall effect of the morgan's experience wasn't that much different than being pulled along by a tractor.



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    I have seen this method used once (not at my farm) with a horse that had a serious case of agoraphobia/pulling back. I saw the horse and he was waaaaay beyond barn-sourness, he had a true terror of leaving the stall, even for turnout time. I think the trainer had tried everything, up to and including the 'ponying with bigger horse' method. He finally tied the horse to the rear bumper of a large truck, had someone walk behind to make sure the horse wouldn't lose his footing or brace and damage his feet/legs and drove very slowly away from the barn. It did cure the horse of that problem, but definitely NOT something you want to do unless you have no other option. Too many potentially bad things could happen to necks, feet and legs.

    We had one brought in that was similarly terrified of leaving the stall, but not as severe. We cured him by 'forceably ponying' him with a mare that he was fond of, who also happened to be a bit of a tugboat. Far prefer that method. Most horses will follow another, more determined horse.



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    I've never seen anything like that but have seen many variations of 'tow' bars for trucks. We use them to exercise race horses and to break colts to the starting gate.Our bars hold up to 6 head across but we certainly would never sell one to some fool that hasnt a clue how to use one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plainandtall View Post
    The mosty common old timer method of driving training is to hitch the unbroke horse to a gigantic and calm older draft horse who won't be upset by any antics out of the unbroke one. I have seen a big belgian drag a scrambling morgan down the road like a Mamma getting a tantruming toddler out of a candy store.... other than the "horse company" aspect- the overall effect of the morgan's experience wasn't that much different than being pulled along by a tractor.
    We used to do this when I was in college and took a class on breaking and training driving horses. Scared the bojangles out of me on more than one occassion. Our quiet horse was a HUGE Belgain cross named Zach and that horse was worth his weight in gold. We once had a youngster who kicked and got his leg hung up on the bar between them, then proceeded to try to take off. Zach just stopped and sighed then waited patiently for us to untangle the whole mess. Scariest moment of my whole horsey life I think.



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    I think CL guy is of the same training school as this guy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3vC...3&feature=plcp
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaitedincali View Post
    I think CL guy is of the same training school as this guy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3vC...3&feature=plcp
    Other than cantering down the blacktop, everything looked like an "old-timer trainer" kind of guy. Horses looked in good health and when there was a problem, he/they appeared to address it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gaitedincali View Post
    I think CL guy is of the same training school as this guy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3vC...3&feature=plcp
    I watched most of it and it seems to me they are doing fine. I was kind of wigged over WHERE they are training but, if nothing else, it shows how cool and calm these horses are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaitedincali View Post
    I think CL guy is of the same training school as this guy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3vC...3&feature=plcp
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    I've seen the "behind the truck" method used to exercise pulling competition horses, many of which aren't safe to hitch and drive on a cart or wagon after they've been trained for competition.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gaitedincali View Post
    I think CL guy is of the same training school as this guy-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw3vC...3&feature=plcp
    Perhaps the calming effect isn't so much the truck but the carbon monoxide the horses are breathing in following the truck.

    What is up with the wire/string in the green horses mouth?
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