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post #11 of 39 Old 04-03-2014, 07:45 PM
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I have never had a snaffle bit pinch, that I was aware of at least.

try that double jointed snaffle you have. Look UP and Ahead. your looking down, and fiddling with reins and concerning yourself with his frame is jamming down his forward energy, and causing that bunching up, irritated action.


he is a super nice horse, and you will look dandy in dressage!
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I know loose rings tend to pinch. Haven't had it happen myself, but I tend to stay away from them.

I know lots of people who have/who use bit guards. Make sure it doesn't fit too closely, allow a little extra room to prevent the pinching.

I wouldn't say snaffles pinch, just any bit that tends to move (say gags too)
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how do you know if it pinches or not? I mean, I've ridden the most of the last 15 years in a loose ring french link snaffle. never had a hrose with any sores on his /her mouth, and never any sudden head tossing that wasn't due to flies.

So, have you experienced pinching? if you fit a loose ring correctly, which is a half inch larger than a D or egg-but or full cheek, then it shouldn't pinch.
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I have never had a snaffle bit pinch, that I was aware of at least.

try that double jointed snaffle you have. Look UP and Ahead. your looking down, and fiddling with reins and concerning yourself with his frame is jamming down his forward energy, and causing that bunching up, irritated action.


he is a super nice horse, and you will look dandy in dressage!
thank you for the reply, and thank you ive never really had anyone say hes a super nice horse so that's means a lot thanks, and im going out to ride him tomorrow so I will work on what you said anymore things I could work on to start getting him ready for dressage?
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serious? no one can see what a dandy horse he is? are they blind or something?
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serious? no one can see what a dandy horse he is? are they blind or something?
ya I've had quite a few people give me dirty looks and tell me he's just a cheap horse who isn't going to do well in shows. I have been told he cant do dressage, western pleasure, HUS, jumping you name it ive been told he wouldn't do good in any of it I should just use him for pleasure you wont go far with him. crazy ik >.<
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Horse 101 is knowing people are jealous/intimidated when they act like that.

Ignore them.. they aren't worth it. I love Morgans and they are known for being versatile and your guy seems pretty darn nice :)
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You sit up very straight (good!) but it looks like you may post really big. Also work on bending your elbow... You look like you are trying too hard. Your arm goes from completely straight to 90% straight in all those pics (and similar in first post)

I envy your posture lol

I would say your biggest weaknesses are arm position and that you seem to be ahead of him.

He makes a lovely English horse and looks happier lol. He seems to like the bit (how does he feel?) and looks to be relaxed and forward and moving into the bit whereas before he looked to be sucking back and like the bit was too much.

There's no reason you couldn't use that bit for western also. The curb gives him the "headset" but true collection is so much more and I prefer the way he looks in the more recent pictures and is a step forward towards true collection.
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Here I am giving you a critique oops!

I would suggest posting in the critique section if you want one, but I think you have a lovely dressage horse there!
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