bridles and boots
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

bridles and boots

This is a discussion on bridles and boots within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-14-2010, 01:36 AM
      #1
    Yearling
    bridles and boots

    What are your views on using a pelham in hacking shows? IF and ONLY if the rider knows how to use it, so as to not hurt the horse unnecessarily?



    And what bridle and bit do you think are best for XC when you need a little more control than your eggbutt snaffle?

    Are bridles with grackle nosebands better for SJ and XC than a hanoverian?

    Also, best boots to use for XC?

    I already have:
    Fleece lined open fronts (full)
    Fleece lined fetlock boots (full)
    Velcro fastening bell boots (full)

    But I know that the open fronts don't offer enough protection for XC.. /:

    Sports medicine boots? Are they the best way to go for XC protection?



    Sorry for all the questions. I just like to be certain
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-14-2010, 01:57 AM
      #2
    Yearling
    Try a full cheek for cross country if you need a little more control. I rode an Oldenburg that rode beautifully in a loose ring for dressage but you couldn't jump him in it, so I worked him over fences (both stadium and xc) in a full cheek with a flash and he rode wonderfully.

    I'd suggest some plain old splint boots for cross country or a pair of Woof brushing boots.
         
        06-14-2010, 03:05 AM
      #3
    Yearling
    I've never heard of that brand over here, but roma would be the same I assume?

    I'm looking at photos of my horse being ridden by her owner, and for jumping both SJ and XC she has a grackle noseband with what looks like a simple snaffle bit, loose ring I think but can't be definite.

    Boots wise, its hard to tell! She has different boots on in pretty much every picture haha.
         
        06-14-2010, 03:19 AM
      #4
    Yearling
    Quote:
    what are your views on using a pelham in hacking shows? IF and ONLY if the rider knows how to use it, so as to not hurt the horse unnecessarily?
    Its the fashion. In my view, theres nothing in hacking that a rider should need a double/pelham etc for. Though, many use it for the look it gives, expecially in turnout classes etc, and I don't mind that. If your hacking at a decent level you can ride decent enough to be able to use it correctly.
    I don't however agree with those that use these bits to get their horse 'on the bit' and I see many judges these days awarding riders whose horse is incorrectly bent because of this.
         
        06-14-2010, 12:20 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    I use a pelham for hacking and jumping but im an experienced rider and I've tried other bit options and that is the only one that my horse likes but he's always going on the bit correctly not bent by using the bit
         
        06-14-2010, 02:15 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    I don't have any input to hacking because it's not my thing, but I do event so....

    My eventer goes perfect in a french link loose ring, but at the upper levels, he went in a 3 ring elevator for just a bit more umph. I'd talk to your coach and see what they think. Some people ride in flashes, and some in figure eights, so again, I'd see what your coach thinks.

    For XC boots WOOF BOOTS! They're sold all around the world and seriously some of the best boots out there! They hold up to ALOT of wear and tear, and they protect great AND they arn't that expensive!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Dressage Bridles Scoutrider Dressage 10 07-28-2010 04:21 AM
    for sale/trade: 2 havana bridles, ariat paddock boots, etc starfilly117 Tack and Equipment Classifieds 17 12-13-2009 03:41 AM
    Boots, boots, & more boots. Ariat lacers, cowboy boots, rubber boots; Mens/kids/women Seattle Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 12-09-2009 08:32 PM
    Help with Splint boots, sport boots, bell boots, etc. southerncowgirl93 Horse Tack and Equipment 8 11-25-2009 11:38 AM
    splint boots, open front boots, or no boots? CiscoKidd Horse Tack and Equipment 12 12-29-2008 10:23 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:30 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0