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post #41 of 94 Old 12-31-2009, 01:01 PM
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I don't feel like saying she's an uneducated rider because I have never seen her ride, I have never seen her horse, and I have never even seen a pic of her riding. I don't think it's fair to say that when you don't know her.

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post #42 of 94 Old 12-31-2009, 01:21 PM
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True, but I feel that someone who straps a martingale on the horses head to fix a problem is someone who is uneducated.

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I understand where you are coming from. However, it seems that the OP is just going off what her trainer- who is supposed to be a more experienced horseperson- is telling her. Can't blame her for something she doesn't know a thing about. You'd be inclined to believe your trainer would look out for the best interest of you and your horse. JMO

I use a martingale. I think they are great tools when used in the right hands. They sure have helped me and my horse.

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Let me just start out by saying, I am now always against gadgets, but I am definitely against people who want to use gadgets without understanding HOW most importantly, and WHY.
I just need to correct my spelling - I meant to say NOT, instead of NOW.

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I just need to correct my spelling - I meant to say NOT, instead of NOW.
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haha ok. That makes much more sense MIEventer

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I think they are great tools when used in the right hands.
So going by that how would you be able to tell who's using a martingale correctly? Everybody says almost the same thing as that but no one really explains how to tell. How do you tell if your experienced enough to use one? And how would you use it correctly? People explain that a little too, but not the extent that I find useful.

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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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Ok, thank you.

So it should not be used for a solution for achieving a headset.
It should be used to prevent injuries to the rider by keeping the horses head at a reasonable level?

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no problem.

Yeah, that's basically what I'm saying. Not to achieve headset. However, it does affect the headset; just to help the rider basically. That's why a lot of people have problems with it. Putting something on a horse to compensate for the rider.

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