Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
If you know what it's used for basically. You aren't using to hold your horse's head down and put it in the right position, you are using it as a precautionary measure for your safety and the safety of your horse.
I personally use it so that my horse doesn't fling her head up and give me a bloody nose. Doesn't inhibit her jumping at all, just make sure she doesn't hurt me or herself.
A basic understanding of what the tool is, what it is used for, and how NOT to use it are the only things you need to use it correctly.
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