German Martingale?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

German Martingale?

This is a discussion on German Martingale? within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Using german martingale
  • German martingale

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-18-2009, 12:06 AM
Question German Martingale?

Oh. My. Gosh.

How the heck do you work one of those things?

A friend of mine told me to pick one up for the horse of mine she's training for thirty days. Well, I did, and let me tell was a rather pathetic sight.

It didn't take me logn to figure out it wasn't like a regular martingale. The strings go through the bit, correct? I haven't ridden with it yet.

Does someone maybe have a picture of how it should be rigged? I won't get to see my friend for a while, so I can't ask her.

Thanks :)
Sponsored Links
    08-18-2009, 03:37 PM
Green Broke
I'm not completely against german martingales, I put them in the same category as side reins, draw reins, etc: They can be of some use in certain situations in educated hands. My belief is that if you don't know how to put one together you probably don't know how to use them properly and effectively and shouldn't try it without supervision. If your friend says you need one I would suggest using it (and learning how to put it together) for the first time with her there. To answer your question though, yes, the strings go through the bit and attach to themselves.
    08-19-2009, 07:18 AM

Here is what one looks like. I have used them and I like them. It is a lot like a draw rein in a since, but with this you only have one rein. I know some people who use them to jump and it seems to work well for them. I hope this helps!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg er407314.jpg (6.8 KB, 464 views)

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
German Hanoverian Branding? jackieboy2 Horse Talk 2 05-25-2009 10:06 PM
What Is THIS? (German Martingale?) Equina Horse Tack and Equipment 6 04-23-2009 10:24 PM
Another German Girl Jimi Meet the Community 9 01-29-2009 11:45 AM
Anyone know German? lol mell Horse Tack and Equipment 18 07-16-2008 10:24 PM
german jumping Flinse Jumping 1 05-07-2008 10:10 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:49 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0