Originally Posted by jazzyrider
ive never used one but I just want to say be careful that you arent masking any problems by using the MH. Some people tend to think that forcing a horses head down will fic a problem when in reality it only provides a band aid type effect. Not saying that's what you will do but sometimes before using these things its a good idea to try and figure why the horse is throwing its head eg; pain, poor fitting saddle etc once you have ruled out any of those things then look to gadgetry to help :)
Just my 2¢ ;)
That's what I like about the Market Harborough, it doesn't FORCE a horse to put its head down, it merely ENCOURAGES them. When the rider picks up a contact, the device engages and puts pressure on the horses mouth and as soon as they put their head down where it should be it releases, rewarding them. It does not hold their head down!
It is aimed mainly at novice riders who don't know how to get their horse to collect, and act sort of like "training wheels" (to quote the article I posted above), and the idea is that you work towards maining the collecting without the device.
Jazzy, if you didn't read the article please do, and even if it doesn't change your opinion its very interesting.