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post #61 of 64 Old 07-21-2012, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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My mare DOES NOT LIKE the simple snaffle, she thinks its a toy and just plays with it with her tongue, Yes she can be ridden in it, but she would rather play with it, she just has that kind of personality and it seems to be too light for her to really care about my cues. As for the tom thumb, it seems to be too heavy for her mouth, too much pressure on her tongue and bars. So thats why i asked about the chain bit, if i should consider trying it on her, since she seems to be my difficult horse. I'm terrified of hurting her mouth so i use little contact on her mouth when on her back, she's getting the neck reining thing down as well as seat and leg aids. As for on the ground, i lunge her some to get her to understand the idea of having it in her mouth for steering and gentle control. I do not wish to become my grandfather and break her the harsh and hard way, damaging her spirit and overall her mouth, making her hard mouthed and difficult to handle after a while.
I did not mean to cause such a huge debate on this subject. I've had the pleasure of riding a beautifully finished western horse, it was like riding with an invisible connection.

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post #62 of 64 Old 07-21-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all on your views and input.

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post #63 of 64 Old 07-21-2012, 03:43 PM
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Alright well, I feel like I'm talking to a wall now. I agree 100% with what Cowchick said. Anything else I was to say now would be me repeating myself. But Faye, if you think my horse needs coverups, you clearly don't know me or my horse.

OP, I'm glad you found the answers you were looking for. With this, I will respectfully back off from this thread. The arguments have become repetitive and if you'd like to see my opinion any further you can look at my previous posts. My opinion hasn't changed.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #64 of 64 Old 07-21-2012, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Alright well, I feel like I'm talking to a wall now. I agree 100% with what Cowchick said. Anything else I was to say now would be me repeating myself. But Faye, if you think my horse needs coverups, you clearly don't know me or my horse.

OP, I'm glad you found the answers you were looking for. With this, I will respectfully back off from this thread. The arguments have become repetitive and if you'd like to see my opinion any further you can look at my previous posts. My opinion hasn't changed.
Thank you SorrelHorse, i do appreciate you op on this subject since you have experience with this piece of equipment. And i agree, no reason to keep arguing with someone who doesn't want to see things from the other side of the fence. Everyone is well and so to share and keep their own op of the subject, just because one is opposed doesn't mean all should be, everyone has a different way of thinking and going about things. Thank you again, for being considerate.
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