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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 12:28 am
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Adrienne,

You are correct about Doubling.  Thanks for your explanation.  I think I'm little closer to understanding head twirling.  Maybe I'm able to do this without realizing I am. 

You mention rollbacks in your reply - I just want to mention how much I enjoy that maneuver and how loose and attentive it makes my horse!

Thank You,

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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 12:57 am
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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 03:05 am
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For those members who do head twirling on their horse(s), I have a question: Just before putting hay in his rack tonight, I stood in front of my gelding, placed my hands on either side of his face and slowly tried to twirl his head along the long axis of his head.  After a few attempts, I got an ever-so-slight "give" in both directions, quit, gave him his hay stood there and watched him. He took a few bites and came back to face me, as if inviting me to "do that thing you just did".   This is a horse who never walks away from a full hay rack.

Does head twirling feel good to a horse? Is manual twirling on the ground a good way to introduce it to a horse for the first time, as opposed to getting the movement with the aid of bit and reins? Lastly, am I doing it right (along the long axis) rather than in a different plane?

It was astounding that he seemed to come back for more, knowing his proclivity to eat above all else.  Kathy

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 Posted: Fri Nov 2nd, 2007 05:05 am
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Doubling is the same as one rein stop. Its a term Buck uses I believe. Bill I 

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 Posted: Tue Nov 6th, 2007 06:52 am
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Thanks Adreinne, I was asking a bit of a 'chicken and the egg' question as to which comes first, the head twirl or the loin twirl. And if one is not perfect can one help the other.  As I now understand it if the head is not twirled and releasing the muscles well how can the horse twirl the loins with ease?!  And I have gone back a few steps as this horse needs me closer to him so he understands and I have to go really slow one step at a time.  Thanks for the helpful hints.

I hadn't heard the term 'doubling' before, Buck B is coming to NZ next year so I will keep an ear out for his use of this term.

Kind Regards

Sam

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 Posted: Fri Nov 16th, 2007 02:54 pm
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Goodness sometimes I can be thick as a brick.

Last night I read every post on this forum, then I re-read woody and True Collection...slowly...focusing on each sentence and point.

I took several breaks during the reading to really focus on the material.

 

Then the piano dropped...the thud was loud. The information I needed is already here...in your writings, inr your response on this thread AND in your responses on other threads.

Thank you Dr Deb for an educational thread, knowing when to assist me and more importantly, knowing when to stay back and make me dig a little...or in this case dig a lot.

I really really enjoyed the articles. Though I have read them before it was like reading them for the first time and the room was bright from all of the lightbulb moments.

 

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