Re: Re: British Cavalry Using Horse for Cover - Who is he?
Hi Mike B!
The real trick to teaching horses to lie down was by twisting their heads away and around from your body and round back towards it's rear-end and towards yourself and pulling the animal down. This was very physical. Once down they are pretty docile.
Rent the video "Geronimo" and see the perfect real life example. And you are right, standing targets get hit; laying are smaller to hit. Regarding horses who where deaf, I don't know, but it is a fascinating point. Anyway, thanks for your interest and ...