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    10-07-2009, 06:55 PM
German Martingale Question

Alright, so the horse I ride is really bad at bringing his head down to collect. My instructor had me try her German martingale on him, and it worked wonderfully. So she suggested I buy one, but I can't afford to pay $90 or whatever. I've been looking around and can't find any for resale, but I did find this: Victory Canter English Tack & Apparel - Lungeing & Training - Training Reins - Camelot German Martingale Rein Set

It says it's a German martingale "rein set." Does that mean it's only the reins, or both the reins and the martingale itself? Anyone know? =/
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    10-07-2009, 08:19 PM
I think reins and the martingale.

Sometimes they only sell the martingale, so this one has reins included :)
    10-07-2009, 08:24 PM
Well, I wasn't sure because usually the set is, like, $90. So the difference in price made me suspicious, ya know?
    10-07-2009, 08:29 PM
ACTUALLY - it might be only the reins. I just went back to the page. It's says "Specialty martingale rein made in durable and long lasting Camelot leather." Maybe give them a call tomorrow since the title does say "set".

Sorry, I'm at work and was just kind of glancing at the ad title the first time...
    10-07-2009, 08:31 PM
Here is a complete set from the same site for under $60 - Victory Canter English Tack & Apparel - Lungeing & Training - Training Tools - Kincade Martingale Rein Set
Says so in the title AND description
    10-07-2009, 08:35 PM
Ah, okay. I probably can't afford to buy a new set anyway, but it's worth a look! X)

Hopefully I can buy one sometime. We use it on most of the horses in the barn, and it's definitely a pretty awesome training tool.
    10-08-2009, 02:46 AM
This is the problem with tack shops and wholesale suppliers - they generelly don't know a thing about what they are selling. Subsequently pieces of tack get labelled incorrectly.

The piece of equipment in the photo's is a MARKET HARBOROUGH

It is a member of the martingale family and is really good as a training aid - personally one that I would use myself. It does come with reins as they are specially made with small ' d ' attachments
    10-08-2009, 08:37 AM
Originally Posted by Nutty Saddler    

The piece of equipment in the photo's is a MARKET HARBOROUGH
I always thought that was the same thing as a german martingale...
    10-09-2009, 02:33 AM
It is the same thing as a German martingale - just that originally it was just called a Market Harborough ( after a town in England )

As you can see from some adverts they are now calling it martingale reins - it makes life very confusing when a piece of tack ends up with three or four names because some whole-seller can't be bothered to label things properly - the worst thing for confusing and multi-names are bits , e.g. Bubble snaffle / dutch gag / english gag / 3 ring gag /3 ring snaffle / pessoa elevator bit ( all the same thing ) - I swear that every time I open a catalogue it has a new name.

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