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    11-10-2011, 12:15 PM
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Bosal or SidePull?

Trying to decide what I should use for my filly Tansy. She's 3 soon to be 4. I started her myself and she's used mostly for a pleasure ride and a trail horse. She can w-t-c and stops with just a deep seat and a whoa. Backs up nicely. Picks up correct leads but is still rusty on flying lead changes (on cue). She can pivot off of fore and hind and can do a roll back. For the most part, I just control her with leg. She's light to the touch and really doesn't need a lot of effort from the reins to get her to turn. You apply leg and she'll turn however long you want until the your leg is off. She also bends around the inside leg nicely but still doesn't like to bend into the corners. She still young and needs a correction here or there. She's very quick and easy. She used to be quite lazy but now is a very forward horse that is using her hind correctly. So really, I used a d-ring eggbutt snaffle mostly on her but in all truths, she does a whole lot better in just a rope halter. The bit fit her correctly and she has no problems with her teeth, but I found it easier to just work her in the rope halter. Now I'm trying to decide if I should get a bosal or a side pull. She doesn't neck rein yet btw.
     
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    11-10-2011, 01:00 PM
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    11-10-2011, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by randomrider92    
Trying to decide what I should use for my filly Tansy. She's 3 soon to be 4. I started her myself and she's used mostly for a pleasure ride and a trail horse. She can w-t-c and stops with just a deep seat and a whoa. Backs up nicely. Picks up correct leads but is still rusty on flying lead changes (on cue). She can pivot off of fore and hind and can do a roll back. For the most part, I just control her with leg. She's light to the touch and really doesn't need a lot of effort from the reins to get her to turn. You apply leg and she'll turn however long you want until the your leg is off. She also bends around the inside leg nicely but still doesn't like to bend into the corners. She still young and needs a correction here or there. She's very quick and easy. She used to be quite lazy but now is a very forward horse that is using her hind correctly. So really, I used a d-ring eggbutt snaffle mostly on her but in all truths, she does a whole lot better in just a rope halter. The bit fit her correctly and she has no problems with her teeth, but I found it easier to just work her in the rope halter. Now I'm trying to decide if I should get a bosal or a side pull. She doesn't neck rein yet btw.


If she responds to leg pressure with no problem you would be just fine with a bosal. Side pull is more for the horses that require rein aids.
     
    11-10-2011, 02:10 PM
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Showing
Halter or noseband with reins attached. Or something like this Tory Leather Nose Side Pull - Statelinetack.com (I have very similar I used on my horses). With bosal you have to know how to use one (I don't know, BTW).
     
    11-10-2011, 02:18 PM
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Yeah, the average rider (myself included) really has no use for a bosal. And I just plain don't like sidepulls. I'd either keep using the rope halter, or get what they call an "Indian hackamore," or rig up a device like I made for my gelding:



Made from a tie-down noseband and a regular headstall.
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    11-10-2011, 02:22 PM
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Foal
I love how you set that up. I don't ride western nor do I have any horses that western saddles fit but that is a very clever way to rig something up. :)
     

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