Bit w/ Curb Chain?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Bit w/ Curb Chain?

This is a discussion on Bit w/ Curb Chain? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • W/ curb
  • Curb chain bit

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-05-2010, 10:21 PM
Bit w/ Curb Chain?

So here's the deal. When we first got our pony she had been ridden with a heavy hand and had become unruly and often hard to slow down or balance because of it. I ride with a much lighter hand, but when we got her my instructor had me ride with a bit that had a curb chain for the first month or so just to get her attention and make it clear to her that while I used a lighter hand she still needed to pay attention. Things went great, she became a much happier, responsive girl and we have been riding her in an oval link snaffle for years now.

Then I went to college.

My sister is a less experienced rider and she hasn't been able to ride the pony often enough. The pony got stubborn, and my sister's response was to get gradually more and more heavy handed without even really knowing it. The last time that I got on her, she seemed to have "regressed" terribly. She just wants to charge through my aids.

I want to do what I can to get her tuned back up while I'm home for the summer. So... should I go back to using a bit with a curb chain just until I can get her attention back? A lot of this stems from the fact that she's got a spicy little attitude and doesn't always think that she should do what's asked of her.
Sponsored Links
    06-06-2010, 12:21 AM
If it worked for you once, and you remember how to apply it correctly, why not? Its either that or take the old fashion route of "ask, tell, demand, DO IT NOW HORSE" (for those extra stubborn ones lol) which may take longer, but you'd be better able to teach your sister how to apply this method as well.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bit or chain? noddy Horse Tack and Equipment 6 04-29-2010 06:22 PM
Brand new curb chain Fowl Play Tack and Equipment Classifieds 3 12-29-2009 10:10 PM
FS-Saddles,Bridles,Chaps,Lunge Line,Bit,Curb Chain. CambriaStables Tack and Equipment Classifieds 21 07-16-2009 04:06 AM
curb chain We Control The Chaos Jumping 6 06-03-2008 12:26 PM
Curb Chain? We Control The Chaos Horse Tack and Equipment 2 05-31-2008 08:09 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:43 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0