new bit for a forward horse? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

new bit for a forward horse?

This is a discussion on new bit for a forward horse? within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

    Like Tree3Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-01-2012, 08:45 PM
      #11
    Foal
    I have to agree with everyone in that the bit isn't the problem. I DO know what I am talking about, because my horse, who is a very successful shown and proven showjumper can get VERY fast on a course of jumps and I have been through countless bits with him. He would also lean and as he got faster and faster, he would start to be on the forehand. My trainer assured me that the bit wasn't the problem, but I needed to work that out for myself. This was a few years ago, now. I still own the same horse and he is now totally different. He still is fast in the show ring, but has a lot more impulsion and is manegeable. What changed? Hours and hours of flatwork, using half-halts, serpentines, all the usual school figures and now that I have transposed this schooling to jumping I have no problems and my horse listens to me all the time.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-01-2012, 11:08 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I also agree that the bit isn't the problem, I was just thinking that if I went with a harsher bit, I could ride lighter on days where he's being unreasonable.

    I do have good news though, our last few rides have been pleasant and productive! We had a lesson last weekend where we just did flatwork and working on having him controlled and riding off my leg, he did very well though my coach suggested getting a ported bit for him, any thoughts? Today he rode well again, transitions were good, sometimes he got speedy but it was because he was getting tired and didn't want to have to actually work.
         

    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
    Horse won't go forward? juniormylove English Riding 7 04-22-2012 02:51 PM
    How do you make a horse more forward going? tillynrimmer Horse Training 14 02-16-2012 05:34 PM
    Lesson Horse Would Not Go Forward Tulula81 Horse Training 4 02-15-2011 05:47 PM
    My horse will not move forward Xhex428 Horse Training 46 02-01-2011 03:17 AM
    Horse won't go forward MeganMafia Horse Training 5 07-10-2009 09:02 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 PM.


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