Mysterious Horse Trainers

Global Horse Culture Archive on May 4, 2008, 20:35


Back in the 18th & 19th & early 20th centuries, the UK was home to several odd horse training guilds that mixed mystical rites and secrets with horse training skill and a dash of trickery. One of these, the Horseman's Word, was a guild of horse trainers in Scotland who claimed to have secret words to whisper in a horse's ear to charm him into gentleness. Membership was via initiation; along the lines of various secret societies of the time the ceremonies included midnight meetings, parodies of church ceremonies, secret handshakes, pagan and folkloric elements and so on. Wikipedia has


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