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    lovely story!



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    ^^^. Love it!



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    Very interesting process to read about. Here's my conclusion:
    I am very clearly neglecting my horse as I do not go through something like this nor have I hired her a personal groom to do the process and check her many times/day. I have also located her in a climate where "cool" hosing is the best we seem to get...
    We don't get less brave; we get a bigger sense of self-preservation........


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tempe View Post
    Very interesting process to read about. Here's my conclusion:
    I am very clearly neglecting my horse as I do not go through something like this nor have I hired her a personal groom to do the process and check her many times/day. I have also located her in a climate where "cool" hosing is the best we seem to get...
    2tempe, it's a lovely story, but its a story. It probably didn't work

    Lots of the old ways didn't really work that well.

    Meanwhile, I need to go finish making a wisp so I can tone up my horse's muscles! Ever try to braid straw???

    And if you're old enough to get that....


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    i think you missed the point. "Back THen" they didn't have all the products we have. They had to make do with what they had... plus horses were an integrated part of society - and horsemanship was very different too.

    I am sad that so many of the old ways are lost. its amazing what a little elbow grease and muscle will do to bring out the best in any horse..... no modern day product can replace that

    obviously the old gentleman in the story took his job very seriously. and i am sure his horses glowed from it.

    why mock ? why not instead appreciate it for what it is?


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    I apologize, mbm. I did not intend to mock.... Just some early morning, still-sick-and-not-thinking-clearly remark that in retrospect, may have been thoughtless.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Winding Down View Post
    2tempe, it's a lovely story, but its a story. It probably didn't work

    Lots of the old ways didn't really work that well.

    Meanwhile, I need to go finish making a wisp so I can tone up my horse's muscles! Ever try to braid straw???

    And if you're old enough to get that....
    I must be old..... I can remember being told to make a wisp! One place even had a piece of rubber instead of straw to build up the muscles. Not sure if it worked on the horses but I had the arms of arnold schwarzenegger by the time I was done.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrokenArrow View Post
    I must be old..... I can remember being told to make a wisp! One place even had a piece of rubber instead of straw to build up the muscles. Not sure if it worked on the horses but I had the arms of arnold schwarzenegger by the time I was done.
    Bahaha! So if I can get someone to pound on me, do I get to skip working out tomorrow?



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