I finally have the time
to explain why I train all of my Horses to 'Leg Restraints'. Here
are some of the reasons:
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Jan. 2014 -
F.E.I. Dressage Horse trained by us
January 2015. Clients Horse
- My Foals are trained
from 14 days old and it is to protect them from injury in fences
for the rest of their lives. To protect the investment and to
save massive Veterinary costs if caught in a fence as so many
- To put calmness on
them and to take away the 'flight response' which is the biggest
danger that faces them in their domesticated World these days.
- To teach them to
think things through rather than panic, rip and tear.
- To get them used to
worst scenarios and to make them good all around safe Horses of
- To take a look at
the true underlying personality as an assessment. This let's me
know what I am truly dealing with. The personality beneath the
surface. Is the Horse prone to 'lose it'? Is it a panicky type,
is it cool, calm and collected. Is it a thinker? Would it kill
you if you got hung up?
- To teach all Horses
that I handle, to stand on 3 legs for unless they are taught,
they can never be the best shoeing Horse. because they use the
Farrier as their 4th leg and some will drop them, thereby
commence the ruination of the shoeing routine.
- To be able to handle
the back legs of dangerous Horses and to make them safe for
- To remove the danger
from when a Rider may come off in the future, to save them being
dragged and kicked.
- To fix ear shy
- To fix kickers
- To fix Float
- To fix pawers and
- To fix separation
- To load the
unloadable real bad Horses.
- To protect people
from being struck by front legs during treatment or handling
- To stop Float ramp
EVERY DAY HORSES
- To worm the
- To Clip the
- To save Horses lives
and enable Veterinary treatment when Horses object and no crush
- To protect Vet's,
Horse Dentists, Clippers and so on from either back or front
- To protect Stallions
from being ruined by kicking Mares.
- To assist in the
performance of the 'Endorphin Tap'
- To get shoes on an
- To heighten the
training so well that they will never kick a kid.
- To lighten horses
- To increase respect
- To put Horses back
into their Box when they may rise above the Owner and become
- and many
more......oh and to save the life of this young Darling Girl :)
As you have often said the old Australian methods of breaking in
horses, mouthing and leg restraints are invaluable. Here are a
couple of photos you may be interested in, we found these whilst
revamping our website.
Thankyou for reviving methods that would otherwise have been lost in
P.S We know the methods and techniques that you pass on work, as we
have used them ourselves on a number of our horses, with great
results. Keep up the good work.
Australian Light Horse Assoc.
Just a quick email to let
you know about a little ‘win’ you have had…
Don’t know if you remember
my horse Buster that I sent to you this time
last year to do some yearling training (Buster
is a big bay Clydie x TB, he was at your place
with another yearling – Griff)? Anyway, you did
your usual leg restraints training and tie up
training with him, which has been a great help
to me over the past year cause he ties up like a
However last weekend he
managed to get himself stuck in the fence
(electrics were off at the agistment, and being
a typical Clydie the grass is always greener
over the other side of the fence….). He had his
front legs over the lower wire and his head
stuck through the upper wire. Must have been
there for a while cause there were a couple of
fresh poos where he was standing. He was rescued
by my friend who found him just standing there
calmly waiting for someone to get him out…
Didn’t even panic when his mates came up to the
gate and left him behind, stuck in the fence. My
friend also said he was an angel to rescue –
just waited till she lowered the bottom wire and
raised the top wire so he could back himself
out. Then went for a celebratory canter around
J Not a mark on him.
At the time that you did
his hobble and leg restraints training, you were
saying that the training came into it’s own when
horses got themselves stuck in fences. Well, the
proof of the pudding is in the eating!
Needless to say, electrics
are back on, and he got a hell of a fright to
get a kick from the fence when he went to climb
Thanks for the work you did
with Buster. He’ll be back next year for
Thanks for the report
Charlotte. Very well done to you and the lovely
Horse. It gives yu a good feeling, doesn't it.
You will be interested in the above letter then.
What a wonderful legacy. Regards
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