So after someone was talking about how they have taught their colt to lay down, I was interested to do some online Google/You Tube "research" about the benefits & disadvantages of teaching a horse to lay down. Thought I'd reach out on Stockies since I haven't been on here in forever and see what people thought of it. I did see a VERY interesting video where the trainer was mentioning that people often use this as a 'trick', and should only be used as a training tool in the right hands when dealing with an aggressive/extremely disrespectful horse. Everything said was interesting, there were a lot of pro's and con's mentioned. What are your thoughts? Cool party trick? Or should it only be used as a training tool in experienced hands?