From: "True Horsemanship Through Feel” By Bill Dorrance with Leslie Desmond
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Q: Is feel meant to be applied in the same way on a horse that is being restarted as it is supposed to be applied on a green colt?
Bill: “A horse that hasn’t been started with feel, why this horse might have bad habits and you might have to do things a lot different on that horse than you would on a green horse. I’d work on him to get him to feel of me, but there’s going to be quite a little variation on how I’d go about this. On the green colt, I’d work with him and teach him to feel of me, too, of course. That’s the way I’d start him. But every horse is different, so every application is different. It’s whatever fits best according to your knowledge, and you can only work from where you are.”