Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
Well, you know, I would not be opposed to you visiting either! ;)
That does make sense though about the band-aid effect. While using the Waterford, he has learned a lot (general training wise), but I could see him switching back to his grab and hold methods if I switched back to a snaffle now, since he still tries to play little games with being heavy on the bit.
I was given the Pelham from my last trainer for my previous "in-work" horse to use in cross country for more control, but it had the converters. The majority of our work is on the flat, but is it okay to jump while using a pelham with two reins (of course after mastering it on the flat first)?
There is an event derby in October that we might go to do the dressage phase and there is a dressage clinic the day before too, but I will look for other local lessons/clinics as well. Where we are now, there is only a beginners western trainer and outside trainers are not very welcomed at all. At the moment, at-home lessons are not very possible or easily obtained. Hopefully that will not be an issue for us shortly.
Last edited by LostDragonflyWings; 07-27-2013 at 03:41 AM.