How do you know if your tack fits? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 06-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 12,225
• Horses: 2
See if you can get a saddle fitter to come out to see the horse you are trying to fit. It shouldn't cost you much if anything and you will know for sure what type of saddle and tree size you need.

Good Luck.
my2geldings is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 12 Old 06-23-2008, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: with the horses in Montana
Posts: 221
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
It does have the sweet iron on it.
Did she ever take the bit good? Is this a new habit or something that you've always had problems with?

Put on a rope halter and pull down, if she raises up to resist keep pulling down if at all possible...but the minute she puts her head down release the pressure and award her...then keep doing it again and again and again and again until it's drilled into her mind that that is what you want.

Then try it with the bit and see if it helps
Yes, she had always taken the bit good, for me at least. Just a couple of weeks ago she decided to throw her head. It was so bad one time, I couldn't help move cows!

And thanks for the advice. Right now, she takes it well, but I have to be really careful not to bump her teeth. I think that when my grandma rode her, she wasn't very gentle and just shoved the bit into her mouth.

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.
SDS is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome