Originally Posted by unclearthur
Then I'm afraid the coaches need some coaching
The pressure points are completely different, for starters. And do they differentiate between a grakle and Mexican grakle, which differ in action?
If you think about it, why have two different nosebands doing exactly the same job? Doesn't make logical sense.
Nope they don't go into the difference between the two grakles.
The standard grakle is much more common around here and that is the one they keep referring to. The last prep clinic I attended I actually tried to bring up the Mexican and how it is different and I got growled at.
I even pulled out my Pony Club book lol.
I do firmly believe the Mexican has a different action then the standard and a drop. I find most standard grakles fit similar to a flash. I should have specified when I made the above comment.
I tend to forget about the Mexican as it is not commonly used in my area.
The other issue is many are adjusted wrong so they don't offer much of a difference in action.
So I will stand corrected! I honestly was surprised when the coach was saying they were no different. As I was always taught through PC and jumper barns that they have different action.
I will also state that I did two clinics with this woman and have no plans to return as I did not like her style at all. Her theory lessons were brutal stating that a 3 ring gag does not need two sets of reins, converters on a pelhem are completely fine and its okay to give a hyper pony Ace at a show *sigh*