Faster horses wrote:And I wonder why they braid a knot in the horses tail? I've not seen that before.
Silver wrote:I finally got time to watch the video, that sure does look worth watching. Beautiful country too.
I may have to watch it again but the only braided tail I saw was completely braided.
As for the fella with the horses foot tied up, that's an old method of preventing a horse from bucking too hard when you first get on, just to get them used to a person being up there. At least I assume that's what that guy was doing. This method always seemed a little sketchy to me but if it works and horse and rider come out none the worse for wear then I suppose it's a 'no harm no foul' sort of deal.
Faster horses wrote:Luckily, we have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with great horsemen/women for years.
Silver wrote:Faster horses wrote:Luckily, we have been fortunate to spend a lot of time with great horsemen/women for years.
It helps for sure. I grew up on the ranch with a father and grandfather that spent a lifetime learning horsemanship. Being a slow learner, I have managed to acquire just enough to get me by but not enough to make me really handy, and just knowledgeable enough to know I don't know much