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post #21 of 38 Old 03-30-2013, 10:04 PM
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If you have the money, then by all means go for it. I have two Myler combos myself, the three ring and the one you posted that I use.

I'm kind of a bit hoarder to be honest. That's the thing about us primary barrel racers, we've got a bit for everything!

The combos both have gag as well but you are right that the elevator has a lot of it. I like gags because they don't immediately go to full action. They'll ease into it. However, I wouldn't put them low hanging in the mouth like you said, otherwise you'll have to pull a LOT to get the full action if you need it. I use them on naturally lifty horses because they will put on more poll pressure that I often see putting horses on the forehand if they don't have that natural shoulder lift and drive from behind. If I have a horse who doesn't lift quite as well I'll do a tiny bit of gag (Like the combos) or a fixed shank.

A good thing to do with horses who do these types of events (Like the jumping and the barrel racing) is keep that "Go-time" bit and the "Slow-time" bit seperate...My mare does both the reining and the barrel racing, so she knows what we're doing depending on the bit. I'm sure your horse would pick up on that easily after he learns you will only jump in that combo bit.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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If you have the money, then by all means go for it. I have two Myler combos myself, the three ring and the one you posted that I use.

I'm kind of a bit hoarder to be honest. That's the thing about us primary barrel racers, we've got a bit for everything!

The combos both have gag as well but you are right that the elevator has a lot of it. I like gags because they don't immediately go to full action. They'll ease into it. However, I wouldn't put them low hanging in the mouth like you said, otherwise you'll have to pull a LOT to get the full action if you need it. I use them on naturally lifty horses because they will put on more poll pressure that I often see putting horses on the forehand if they don't have that natural shoulder lift and drive from behind. If I have a horse who doesn't lift quite as well I'll do a tiny bit of gag (Like the combos) or a fixed shank.

A good thing to do with horses who do these types of events (Like the jumping and the barrel racing) is keep that "Go-time" bit and the "Slow-time" bit seperate...My mare does both the reining and the barrel racing, so she knows what we're doing depending on the bit. I'm sure your horse would pick up on that easily after he learns you will only jump in that combo bit.
I totally know about the bit for everything! I have a hack for trail riding, a twisted wire for barrels, oring for dressage, and more! I probably will get the combo I was looking at and make sure he still understands that he has to listen in it!
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[QUOTE=SorrelHorse;2078337]

I'm kind of a bit hoarder to be honest. That's the thing about us primary barrel racers, we've got a bit for everything!

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Do you want in on our brilliant business venture?! Haha :)
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If he is starting to rush and 'run off', is there something perhaps that you are inadvertantly doing jsut before the jump? Going back to flat work and ground poles etc may help.
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If he is starting to rush and 'run off', is there something perhaps that you are inadvertantly doing jsut before the jump? Going back to flat work and ground poles etc may help.
I've looked over my form countless times, plus all my trainers said i'm fine
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Do you want in on our brilliant business venture?! Haha :)
*gasp*
But that would require selling my precious metal babies! I couldn't possibly!

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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But that would require selling my precious metal babies! I couldn't possibly!
No no! Not selling, merely renting!
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But but but....They'd be out of my tack room!
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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But but but....They'd be out of my tack room!
If I had a nickel for every piece of tack in my tack room that I didn't use... wait, maybe I CAN afford horses! :)
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I know right?! I'm always saying "just in case...Just in case!"

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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