Standing Martingales? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 8Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 04:48 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 359
• Horses: 1
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
Monty77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,732
• Horses: 2
Would this be something to look into:
Silver Fox Running Martingale - Statelinetack.com

“Have fun - Stay on top.”
"There's nothing like sixteen hands between your legs"
LoveTheSaddlebreds is offline  
post #13 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds View Post
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.
Supermane is offline  
post #14 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Illinois www.saddleonline.com
Posts: 509
• Horses: 1
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.

"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."
~Author Unknown
SaddleOnline is offline  
post #15 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 08:38 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 16,343
• Horses: 0
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.
Allison Finch is online now  
post #16 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,732
• Horses: 2
Well I used the standing in hunters but I'm switching now to jumpers..

“Have fun - Stay on top.”
"There's nothing like sixteen hands between your legs"
LoveTheSaddlebreds is offline  
post #17 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 09:08 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,348
• Horses: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds View Post
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)
Supermane is offline  
post #18 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,732
• Horses: 2
lol maybe I should just go without a martingale xD

“Have fun - Stay on top.”
"There's nothing like sixteen hands between your legs"
LoveTheSaddlebreds is offline  
post #19 of 23 Old 11-16-2011, 10:26 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 814
• Horses: 5
If you have no "need" for a tool, it belongs in the toolbox.
Supermane and Allison Finch like this.
TheLastUnicorn is offline  
post #20 of 23 Old 11-17-2011, 02:24 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,276
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Supermane View Post
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
ErikaLynn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
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:
OR

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
When to use martingales or breastplates. Beau Baby Horse Tack and Equipment 50 08-23-2010 08:18 PM
Do Breastplate Martingales work the same as Martingales? thebp Jumping 2 05-10-2010 09:23 PM
Running Martingales VS Standing Martingales HorseJumpingIsMyLife Horse Tack and Equipment 93 01-22-2010 08:52 AM
Irish martingales TwisterRush Horse Tack and Equipment 3 01-20-2010 05:55 PM
Martingales kaykat31 Horse Tack and Equipment 12 02-16-2009 06:03 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome