Rebecca has given us a Challenge!
Rebecca, our guest expert (next week) has joined in on some of the unit discussions and has given us a challenge:
Rebecca has asked – why do you use cross ties?
“I am going to challenge ALL OF YOU to do something different – ask your horse to stand in the wash rack quietly – without the cross ties. It’s a training challenge that AMAZES your friends and co-riders when your horse stands there with NOTHING on.
Get your horse to enjoy being there – anotherwords – it is NOT a place that only work is done – clipping, spraying, etc. Make it fun for them to get a massage from a good grooming there. Don’t let them turn it into a lockdown in crossties.
My horses are expected to stand at liberty for their vaccinations, blood draws, and farrier – we make it fun, relaxing and we practice ALOT (see images). I am not saying you have to take it to that point – but EVERYONE should spend some effort to get your horse to stand quietly and NOT need the crossties.
Please join in the unit discussions.