What is the diffrence between a flash bridle and a figure 8 bridle ?
Flash bridle stops the horse from avoiding the bit and the pressure of the bit by not allowing the horse to open its mouth. A grackle or figure of 8 does the same however stops the horse from crossing its jaw
What are your opinions about riding without a helmet?
I had one bad fall wearing a helmet and I will never get on a horse without one how I was thrown on a road head first I had no idea where I was or what I was doing if I wasn’t wearing one I would propably be dead now
How many days do you give your pony off after a show?
Depends on how hard they’ve worked at the show and how far they’ve traveled for example I jumped a novice and a discovery on Saturday which was 2.5 hours trailer away she had one day off and walked today. However if I did the same classes but it was 1 hour away she’d go for a walk the next day
My horse speeds up when we’re jumping and half halts don’t seem to help as he does have a hard mouth + tends to go behind the bit. But when we do flatwork his canters steady. Tips?
I had this problem with so many of the previous horses I’ve owned. As soon as you feel them rush halt before and after the fence just lean back slightly and ask them nicely first and harder and harder each time until they stop, they will soon get the hang of it and start to slow down. Hope this helps :) x