What to choose between Chambon, German martingale or Draw Rein to encourage a young horse to strench down and engage his back, and why ?
Chambon because it is not used when riding directly by the rider therefore you can make it on a loose, comfortable setting and it will stay consistent. Draw reins/martingale are either controlled by the rider or it will not be long enough if the horse wants to stretch lower than the martingale is allowing
I need your help!! I am going to start a new project and I would like to know problems that you use to have with your horse training?
Using equipment for “training” purposes. I originally thought I would just use draw reins to help the horse know what to do because I was so dumb! Haha I Was told to use them for a month and then try without and I found that after that month was up I had become such a different rider. I balanced so much off my hands and then couldn’t not use the draw reins because they became a clutch. Now everything is great and I haven’t owned an unnecessary piece of leather in ages! But unfortunately it took a very long time to get my horse to carry himself properly because he was so used to running because of my incorrect use of the drawreins
My horse bobs his head during the canter. He is still pretty green and not as conditioned as other horses. Anything we can do to steady his head?
I think the less equipment the better. Also try to do exercises that strengthen his top line so he becomes stronger and can keep his head still, but you also need to try to keep your handle as still as possible. It’s probably a hard concept for him to grasp but he’s attempting to stabilize himself with you on him it’s harder if you can’t keep your hands still!
My pony has a very fast trot but when I try slow it down slowly she goes straight into canter. Any tips or youtube links?
Squeeze really really hard with your knees and half half and give constantly. Short half halts though and when you give, let the horse have a second to respond and slow down. If he is about to speed up then catch it before but make sure you don’t mix up speeding up and when you give. After you give really make sure the horse is definitely going to speed up because if you pull when they relax it’s not rewarding and they won’t ever wanna give. Use your body too. Tighten your core and don’t follow the motion and say whoa/easy or whatever vocal cue you use.
As part of an project, i have chosen to do bits Vs bitless, i would like to see what people prefer and why? thank you
I believe it depends on the horse and rider and if he or she is using it properly. These days everyone has different opinions on everything, even scientifically proven facts. But the right rider I personally prefer bits. It’s a more direct specific tool that gives a concise response.