Originally Posted by .Delete.
Do they ruin your horse? Many people think they do. Many people couldn't live without them. Do you think draw reins help or hurt your horse?
personally I don't use them but im thinking that people should be getting their horses to keep their head down through suppleness, training etc etc using such aids is a cover up for any issues that the rider may be experiencing with the horse. In a perfect world we wouldnt need any of these 'tools' as perfecting our art should mean getting these responses from our horses without using things to make them do it. But then im a big fan of training to get responses with using any artificial aids instead of using everything in the book to get the same response I could from a little extra work and training
So, in short, I think all they do it help cover up a problem and force the horse to do something