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A horse trainer told me recently to never grab a halter with a closed hand. Always with an open hand with the back of your hand toward the horse’s nose so if they rear up, you’ll release more quickly and safely. In a video you showed about giving a horse a bath (shower), you grabbed the halter with a closed hand and mentioned that the closed hand was important. Are there times when a closed hand is important than a light open hand? Or is that that using a closed hand is not a big deal?
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The only part of the halter that is ok to hold on to by a handler is the cheek piece. This is the part of the halter that connects the crown piece to the nose band. The reason for this is anywhere else on the halter will tighten and trap the handlers hand when a horse resists. Horses are so strong they can lift a person off the ground in a blink of an eye.
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How often do you post videos, I like the Vlog A Day At The Ranch and you do more.
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