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    01-29-2010, 08:01 PM
Green Broke
Question Martingale, good or bad?

My standardbred used to harness race. She tends to throw her head up should I use a martingale on her?
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    01-29-2010, 08:02 PM
You could just search the forum for the 15 other threads regarding martingales.
    01-29-2010, 09:40 PM
^Yep, there's several other threads on martingales and their use on this forum.

In your case, without more information, I'd say that there shouldn't be a reason to ride your mare with a martingale. Instead, I would suggest checking for a physical reason for her head tossing (saddle fit, bridle/bit fit and adjustment, spinal alignment, etc.). If the usual suspects turn up clean, try some lateral flexion exercises and transitions. Be sure that your hands are soft and positioned correctly. Maybe look into an instructor/trainer to help you out. If it turns out that your horse does truly need a martingale, they can help you choose the right kind, adjust it, and use it correctly.

What kind of bit are you using?
    01-31-2010, 10:15 AM
Green Broke
Loose ring snaffle

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