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Bear against his side with your shoulder. Not hard, but with a steady equal pressure, and in about ten minutes he will lie down.

As soon as he lies down he will be completely conquered, and you can handle him as you please.

Take off the straps, and straighten out his legs. Rub him lightly about the face and neck with your hand the way the hair lays. Handle all his legs, and after he has laid ten or twenty minutes, let him get up again.

After resting him a short time, make him lie down as before. Repeat the operation three or four times, which will be sufficient for one lesson. Give him two lessons a day, and when you have given him four lessons, he will lie down by taking hold of one foot.

As soon as he is well broken to lie down in this way, tap him on the opposite leg with a stick when you take hold of his foot, and in a few days he will lie down from the mere motion of the stick.


Turn him into a large stable or shed, where there is no chance to get out. Leave your horse with a halter or a bridle on.

Go to him and gentle him a little, take hold of his halter and turn him towards you. At the same time you're touching your horse lightly over the hips with a long whip. Lead him the length of the stable, rubbing him on the neck... Saying in a steady tone of voice as you lead him, COME ALONG BOY!

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