Famous words by Clinton Anderson that have always stuck with me. I'm curious as to what horsemanship/handling/riding rules you know and swear by, but also aren't afraid to break under the right circumstances. I'm personally not above bribery if a horse refuses to be caught. I developed this mind state when I bought my Saddlebred mare, knowing she was a bag to catch before I purchased her, and spent a good 10 hours of attempting to train her to be a good girl when caught and ended up getting hurt multiple times. That's when I learned that sometimes, no matter how much you just want to do things the proper way, sometimes you need to deviate to keep yourself and your horse safe. What about you guys? Surely, you've encountered a horse or two that won't follow a particular "rule" in your careers and you've had to adjust yourself at the expense of your ego.