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        11-20-2010, 02:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by AnitaAnne    
    I do not want to waste time debating things with people, as that is not my style. I would guess that you can find some study to say anything you want it to if one looks hard enough. I'm never going to waste time looking it up, I have plenty better things to do with my time
    I was wanting to know where you got the information so that I could go read it actually. If it was in a magazine or on the internet. If it was in a magazine from a while back, then it might not be on the internet, but if you had come across it on the internet, then I was going to google away.

    I was not debating anything. Just wanting to know where and how you came across this information.
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        11-21-2010, 12:48 PM
    Green Broke
    Lately I have been riding her in an O-ring snaffle and she's been doing great! I haven't had the chance to go bit shipping yet, I would like to get her something with a link in the middle. Not sure if I am using the correct term. I'll try and get some pics of me riding my lesson horse today, although that allways seems to be a problem as most everyone is riding or busy.
        11-21-2010, 01:08 PM
    Green Broke
    A french link snaffle like this?
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        11-21-2010, 01:29 PM
    Green Broke
    This is a better bit, easier on the horse. Put a french link in your hand & pull on it, I have found it pinches. The oval double jointed bit does not pinch my hand & all the horses I ride act best with the oval.

    IMO, the rings can be loose, eggbutt or Dee ring, whatever your preference. I like the loose ring because it seems the easiest on the mouth, the Dee ring seems to add a little curb action.

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        11-21-2010, 01:34 PM
    Green Broke
    Heres one even cheaper!!

    Korsteel Oval Mouth Loose Cheek Snaffle Bit: Saddles Tack Horse Supplies -
        11-21-2010, 07:07 PM
    Bits are like clothes every horse has a prefernce and no one horse will like the same bit hence why there is thousands out there if uyour horse likes what she is in don't change it.
    Also just because others don't like bits no reason not to try them and see for yourself your horse will tell you instantly what works and what doesnt.
    My eventer for example is a very expressive mare so I tried her in metal,nickle,opper etc and she drools all over her rubber french link she loves it. But my other show horse HATES it he like a big chunky egg but snaffle.
    I will advise you to go as weak as possible because once you go up its hard to come down
        11-22-2010, 08:19 PM
    Green Broke
    She's been doing great in the snaffle I have, so I might not change it.

    I didn't get any pics of my lesson yesterday :( It was terrible anyways. Something felt off about my lesson horse. Normally she's super fiesty and loves to jump, but yesterday I had to push her over every jump when normally I'm holding her back to get her to slow down and get the distances right. She rufused this one jump nearly every ****ed time we came to it. I ended up tackling the jump one time she rufused. I have the bruises to prove it!! Lol.
        12-17-2010, 11:01 PM
    Hey Lonestar!! Guess who! Lol i'll give you a hint. "The first rule to jumping a horse is to keep the horse under you!!" haha I had so much fun riding with you the other day, and I Love love love your horses. You and Daisy look great in these pics. And everyone is right about Daisy, she is an AWESOME horse. (if she comes up missing, do NOT come look in my pasture...just she's a very patient horse, especially when I ended up on her neck..:-/ (i've only ridden in an english saddle maybe 4 times, and have definitely never jumped in one, until the other day). Keep up the good work :)
        12-18-2010, 10:52 AM
    Green Broke
    Jaime!!! YAY!!!

    I'm excited that you joined!!!!

    Daisy is an amazing girl isn't she? Lol
        12-18-2010, 01:20 PM
    I had alot of people who didnt understand complete communication with horses mention that my ASH gelding was pinning his ears back and make snide comments and telling him prick your ears its ugly when you don't, to which I replied he is a highly trained dressage horse that has his ears back to listen to and respond to every aid I ask of him and they were like oooooooohhhhh.... Some people don't realise that that's a key sign that a horse is listening. He never pinned his ears back ever in a nasty way and would prick them when you were off him not giving him aids.....

    A thing on the bits? Most of my horses get ridden in stainless steel bits Korsteel over here and they accept them fine. My thoroughbred eventer gets ridden in a normal eggbutt snaffle that has a copper mouth not a roller but the whole aection that sits in the mouth is copper. It is the monty roberts bit. I use that bit mostly when I start horses however with this particular boy he can't stand the steel you can tell by that he gets ever so slightly stiff and harder in his mouth but is still supersoft, but as soon as you ride him in the copper snaffle he will collect sidepass half halt everything as soon as you ask unlike the steel one was kinda a 5 second delay as if he was saying ewwww don't like it. So he gets ridden in that bit all the time. Makes him feel happier and I know it so that's what he gets..

    When I learned to jump so very many years ago lol! I and my class were always sent around half hour at a time riding around in the jump position. The forward seat not sitting in the saddle. And though I absolutely hated it at the time, it made me much more at ease and not have to think about my seat much obviously I still do otherwise you get worse but I don't have to think about it so hard. I kinda go with the flow if its high jumps I naturally elevate out of the seat but keep my wight balanced underneath and if its low I stay in the saddle.... and yes I release half way up the neck with my nuckles on the neck. It also works your calves every so nicely (or sorely at first) gets your legs more fitness. Another trick I heard and occasionally did was ride with one handflat on the neck palm down so when the horse stretches you stretch with it. Hard to imagine or explain but done right and that helps too.

    Good luck and you have done amazing so far for one month!!!!! Keep it up!!!

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