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    01-07-2008, 07:34 PM
  #1
Green Broke
Draw reins?

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?
     
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    01-08-2008, 06:27 AM
  #2
Trained
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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
     
    01-08-2008, 09:40 AM
  #3
Green Broke
But then again. I show pleasure rail work. I don't have any problems with my Qh, I just use draw reins to teach him to keep his head down and to keep his nose in. Im not using them to "cover up a problem". I use them to teach him head set.
     
    01-08-2008, 03:42 PM
  #4
Weanling
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Originally Posted by .Delete.
But then again. I show pleasure rail work. I don't have any problems with my qh, I just use draw reins to teach him to keep his head down and to keep his nose in. Im not using them to "cover up a problem". I use them to teach him head set.
Looking at those pictures you posted, your horse doesn't need any help to teach him to keep his head down or nose in. I hate to stalk you like this!
     
    01-08-2008, 05:02 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Well I use them now on him only when im teaching him lead changes. But that's once a week. The rest of the time I don't use them on him anymore.
     
    01-08-2008, 07:14 PM
  #6
Weanling
I use them on my ponies and I love them. I never use them more then 2 times a week though as I find that they can lead to problems with lifting the shoulder as the horse starts to depend on them a little, if they are working for you I say don't fix what isnt broke...... keep on with what you are doing now
     
    01-08-2008, 10:46 PM
  #7
Started
I'm with jazzyrider on this one. I would never use draw reins. There are great ways to teach your horse to lower his head or whatever besides throwing on a piece of equipment to MAKE him do it.
     
    01-08-2008, 10:48 PM
  #8
Started
I have never used them and I am not sure on how they work...
     
    01-08-2008, 11:11 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Spirithorse
I'm with jazzyrider on this one. I would never use draw reins. There are great ways to teach your horse to lower his head or whatever besides throwing on a piece of equipment to MAKE him do it.
why does this fail to suprise me - you have been anti everything that is not "natural horsemanship" that anyone has posted lately. Each to their own but I think that almost everyone is clear on your belief that Pat Parelli is the only person who knows what they are talking about. Don't misunderstand me, I am not having a go at you but draw reins do NOT make a horse lower their head - they pull the nose in. If the horse doesn't submit to the cue - they do nothing! Clearly you do not use such training aids on your horse as quite clearly they are "below" you so if you are not personally familiar with the pros and cons of using this perticular training device I can not see how you have any opinion at all as to the functionality of it.

Maybe instead of saying what not to do - you could suggest what could work as an alternative to draw reins
     
    01-08-2008, 11:56 PM
  #10
tim
Weanling
Yea, I could almost write all the responses here myself.

I have used them. They're the kind of thing you use enough to get your point across and then you discontinue use. If you use them beyond the necessary they can become a bit of a crutch for both riders and horses.

They're not evil by any means. Training devices are frowned on by some people for the wrong reasons. I think the stories of abuse and poor training get amplified in the retelling and it gives some things a bad rep that don't deserve it. I won't lie though, I have seen some kids, especially in 4-H who use them to punish and antagonize their horses and its a sad thing.

Just remember, before you judge, you probably don't know both sides of the story.

And Lane's right. If you want to lower your horses head, you'd probably use a training fork.

BTW, who writes the pop-up descriptions for the orange items?
     

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