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post #1 of 3 Old 08-07-2011, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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2 reins with martingale. HELP!

It is a long story but basically, because of recent events, I have decided to try my horse in a 2 ring gag. I read somewhere that it was good to have 2 sets of reins when riding in a gag. One set attached to the large centre ring of the bit (to act as snaffle) and the other set on the lower ring (to act as a gag when necessary).
The problem is i'm not 100% sure on what to do with the martingale? I rode today with it on the top set of reins (the ones attached to the large/ snaffle ring) with the 'gag' reins underneath and on the outside.
It felt okay and he went really well with the new bit but I didn't feel like I had full control through the gag rein. It feels like it should be on the inside of the snaffle rein... but then the martingale would interfere! Help?

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post #2 of 3 Old 08-07-2011, 03:56 PM
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The martingale should go on the snaffle rein.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-07-2011, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, that's how I had it :)

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