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        02-21-2013, 11:55 AM
      #21
    Foal
    I so agree on those long shanked bits, too much bit for too young of a horse. I have never understood why people just throw those bits in a green horse. It is a shortcut for those "90 day trainers" which I really do not like no matter what the discipline.

    I would take him back down to a snaffle bit and just let him walk and relax on a looser rein until he can round that topline and seek contact downward and not get that too high of head carriage which hallows the back and makes gaiting a lot harder.
         
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        02-22-2013, 10:02 AM
      #22
    Weanling
    "I would take him back down to a snaffle bit"

    On most horses the snaffle is just as severe, if not more so, than the "walking horse bit". In order for a bit to be at least somewhat comfortable for a horse it has to leave room for the tongue. Of course no bit is comfortable to begin with, but a snaffle is one of the worst. It leaves absolutely no room for the tongue. With a snaffle any time you put any pressure on the bit, it presses down on the tongue.

    The bit needs to have a rise to give tongue room. I like the Mylar 01 comfort bit. I find it works well for starting horses, and sometimes is the permanent bit of choice for the horse.

    You can force a horse, whether intentionally or not, to accept any thing. The real difference is the quickness of showing the horse you are not going to hurt him with the bit. And the longevity of the horse accepting the bit.

    And the concept of not letting then carry a high, natural head set, because it hollows the back is simply not true. In the beginning the more natural they move, the easier it is for them, and the better they will do. Tucked in head sets are for the human's enjoyment, not the horse's. How often do you see a horse at liberty in the pasture with his nose tucked in, never?
         
        02-22-2013, 11:33 AM
      #23
    Yearling
    If you get the young one who doesnt always stay in gait, when he/she does gait. Let em go. Let them have fun at that gait. It helps to keep your feet further forward, heels in, and sit back a little. When ever they hit the gait you want let them go. Let them enjoy. The more practice they get at a gait the better they will become.

    The mare in my avatar is SSH. At three years old we clocked her 28mph but I was on a dirt and she was having fun and I just turned her loose. She never missed a beat. Now she wont break a gait for nothing.
         
        02-22-2013, 05:57 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    "If you get the young one who doesnt always stay in gait, when he/she does gait. Let em go. Let them have fun at that gait. It helps to keep your feet further forward, heels in, and sit back a little. When ever they hit the gait you want let them go. Let them enjoy. The more practice they get at a gait the better they will become."


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        02-23-2013, 11:17 AM
      #25
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by toosexy4myspotz    
    If you get the young one who doesnt always stay in gait, when he/she does gait. Let em go. Let them have fun at that gait. It helps to keep your feet further forward, heels in, and sit back a little. When ever they hit the gait you want let them go. Let them enjoy. The more practice they get at a gait the better they will become.

    The mare in my avatar is SSH. At three years old we clocked her 28mph but I was on a dirt and she was having fun and I just turned her loose. She never missed a beat. Now she wont break a gait for nothing.
    That's why I believe trail is superior to arena for teaching to gait. On trails you can just line them out and let 'em rip, even better if you can line them out with another horse already set in their gait. That's much harder to do in an arena environment.
         

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