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  • Riding bits for gaited horses

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    09-25-2011, 12:48 PM
  #1
Foal
bits and riding

this my tw horses im new to riding and I can't get rhyme to ride her. The only thing I do is go up and down lol
     
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    09-25-2011, 06:43 PM
  #2
Showing
Welcome to the forum.

A strong suggestion to you - stop riding until you get some help. If you have never owned a horse before, are new to riding, and don't know how to properly adjust your tack, you really need to back up a few steps.

This is a way to to ruin a horse and get yourself hurt. A forum is a great place to come, ask questions, and learn, but your questions are better answered by face to face and after a good deal of training. Riding properly and owning a horse is not something you can do by just doing it.

The bit you are using can be extremely severe if you don't know how to use it.

I strongly suggest getting first hand help.
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    09-27-2011, 09:23 AM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
welcome to the forum.

A strong suggestion to you - stop riding until you get some help. If you have never owned a horse before, are new to riding, and don't know how to properly adjust your tack, you really need to back up a few steps.

This is a way to to ruin a horse and get yourself hurt. A forum is a great place to come, ask questions, and learn, but your questions are better answered by face to face and after a good deal of training. Riding properly and owning a horse is not something you can do by just doing it.

The bit you are using can be extremely severe if you don't know how to use it.

I strongly suggest getting first hand help.
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    09-27-2011, 01:38 PM
  #4
Foal
Thank you the reply. But to help along. You make sence like im trying to hurt the horse. Oe I been riding for about a year in a half. Two it don't hurt to ask question. Im just one of those people that like asking question .if you think you have all the answer and know it all and can't learn anything else about horse pls don't reply to any of my thread
thank you
     
    09-27-2011, 02:08 PM
  #5
Showing
If you have been riding for a year and a half but don't know the first thing about tack, then that leaves me to believe that you need first hand help and not be asking a bunch of very very elementary questions on a forum.

There is nothing wrong with asking and the advice I gave you was for the good of you and your horse. It was not meant to be offensive to you but if you can't take advice, then you are on your own. I didn't say that you were purposely hurting your horse but, if you don't know how your tack works, how do you expect to use it?

Perhaps there are others here who can help you better then I can. Good luck to you.
     
    09-27-2011, 02:37 PM
  #6
Foal
Ok I understand what you see. But I usely use a curb bit but they sayed that a walking bit will be better for her.with the double wire with the long shank .will help me put her in her gait better
     
    09-27-2011, 03:19 PM
  #7
Yearling
The whole walking horse bit thing is not exactly accurate. I have ridden many gaited horses that go well in just a plain ole D ring snaffle. You just got this horse, right? Is the walking horse bit what she was ridden in before?
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    09-27-2011, 03:27 PM
  #8
Ink
Weanling
Let me preface this by saying I agree with iridehorses. There is absolutely no substitute for face to face professional help, and I also would highly recommend you take lessons.

Now, PLEASE don't put a twisted wire long shanked curb on your mare. Those things are harsh even in experienced hands, and if you don't know what you're doing, you could do some serious damage to your horse's mouth.

Obviously a walking horse that is gaiting properly should not be throwing you up and down. From your description it's hard to tell if it's a balance problem on your end or a gaiting problem on hers. I'm just going to guess it's a combination of the two. I've only ridden a handful of walkers so I can't really help to much with how to fix her, but as for you...

The walking horse's running walk is four beats just like the regular walk. First you need to find your rhythm at the regular walk: count off the beats as each hoof hits the groud, relax into it and take notice how each stride moves your hips. Then do the same at the flat/running walk. The movement may be a bit more exaggerated, and the beat a little faster, but try to keep that steady count in your head and stay loose, allowing your body to move with the horse rather than against it.

Let me stress again though that there is no substitute for sound advice from an experienced horse person. You can read all the theory you want, but having someone there with you who can correct you the moment you make a mistake is going to get you a lot further a, lot faster than you'll be able to on your own.
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    09-27-2011, 07:18 PM
  #9
Foal
Ok I really thank everybody that reply to this thread. She use to use a tom tomb bits, I have the combination bits, which I can change the bits. I prosime that I willnt use the wire bits ,but I will change it to the broken bit.the only problem I have is to take my horse with me to get riding lesson. I don't have a trail. And I don't think the horse gait that throw me up and down I take the blime. .the horse know what she doing .it just me lol.everybody that ride her love her, so it just melol
     

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