Feb09 Hartbury Monty R test

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In Feb this year there were some tests done re breaking MR style and conventionally. Heart rate monitors were put on unbroken horses and records taken. '
Has anyone heard of any results? Is join up as stressful as some say it is?
I've not been able to find out any info
 

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I found this

http://www.horseyard.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=115832&Itemid=145

I suspect the results will be confidential til published mid year.
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S - an interesting piece. I like the highlighted comment at the bottom (could be a thesis in it's own right lol).

Will be intersting to see the results.

As an aside, I know I've always hated the term 'breaking-in', it always seemed wrong.
 

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well originally it was "breaking in" reading some old coaching manuals it's totally horrific! Now its pretty much gradual habituation.

TBH my personal theory is join up is probs more stressful, but over a shorter time whereas BHS methods take longer but the point is keeping the stress level down. Both have their advantages. If I had an unhandled/wild horse I would probs choose join up but a well handled (in traditional methods) youngster who is used to it all, habituation is probs better and they've probs tuned out on the body language thing to a certain extent.
 
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