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    11-16-2011, 04:48 PM
  #11
Weanling
My past trainer used a standing martingale on my horse and because it has no give when his head reached a certain point he almost flipped over on me. Personally I prefer teaching my horse to soften to the bit and get into a nice round frame, and if the horse is a little green I use a bungee running martingale to help get his head in a nice spot.
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    11-16-2011, 05:01 PM
  #12
Yearling
Would this be something to look into:
Silver Fox Running Martingale - Statelinetack.com
     
    11-16-2011, 08:00 PM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
Would this be something to look into:
Silver Fox Running Martingale - Statelinetack.com
Not if you show as a hunter. Running martingales are either illegal or strongly discouraged in the hunter ring.
     
    11-16-2011, 08:22 PM
  #14
Weanling
In the event of an accident, a standing martingale can prevent the horse from being able to recover its balance - which can cause the horse to fall or otherwise injure both horse and rider.
     
    11-16-2011, 08:38 PM
  #15
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Don't get me wrong, I am not against standing martingales in the show ring, at all!!

I just like seeing them properly used/adjusted. These are a piece of safety equipment and, if a horse has a problem that requires one, I am all for it.

Standings are used in the hunter ring. Running martingales (my preference because it fits the disciplines I ride) are used in eventing and jumpers.
     
    11-16-2011, 09:04 PM
  #16
Yearling
Well I used the standing in hunters but I'm switching now to jumpers..
     
    11-16-2011, 09:08 PM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
Well I used the standing in hunters but I'm switching now to jumpers..

If you are looking to switch then you'll actually need to switch martingales. Standing martingales are illegal in the jumper ring (over a certain height, which I currently can't remember)
     
    11-16-2011, 09:15 PM
  #18
Yearling
Lol maybe I should just go without a martingale xD
     
    11-16-2011, 10:26 PM
  #19
Yearling
If you have no "need" for a tool, it belongs in the toolbox.
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    11-17-2011, 02:24 PM
  #20
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supermane    
If you are looking to switch then you'll actually need to switch martingales. Standing martingales are illegal in the jumper ring (over a certain height, which I currently can't remember)

You cannot use a standing martingale in the jumper ring if the division offers $5000 or more. So it's not really restricted to height, but divisions offering that much are usually higher jumps.

Also with higher jumps a standing martingale becomes dangerous
     

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