Untacking martingales

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  • Untacking a horse with a martingale
  • How to hang a bridle with martingale

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    07-05-2010, 08:17 PM
Untacking martingales

Hi, I've just gotten back into riding after a long break and have forgotten some of my stable management/the ponies I used to ride rarely wore martingales!

Was untacking after my last lesson and my horse had a running martingale on...just wondering what's the best way to go about it...

I undid the girth, unhooked the loop, and took off the saddle and set it aside, holding the strap in my hand so it didn't dangle, and then took off his bridle...is there any right way or is it just whatever you find works best?

Also what's the best way for hanging it up? Loop it through the throatlash?

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    07-05-2010, 08:42 PM
I usually unbuckle the reins first & get them out of the rings & then take off the bridle. After that undo the girth & take the girth loop off, with the martingale just hanging around their neck. Then finish taking off the saddle, then take the martingale over their head.

To hang it up I just hold the big loop that goes around the neck with the crown peice of the bridle.

Hope that helps =]
    07-06-2010, 07:52 AM
Oh that makes sense, thanks!

I get a bit OCD if I can't think of the way to do something horsie and it was kinda annoying me!!

Thanks again
    07-06-2010, 01:27 PM
Ya no problem haha its kind of a weird thing !

When I broke my arm my horse ran off & the BO who is not horsey at all caught her. She was wearing a running martingale attached to a breastplate...it took 3 people to figure out how to get it off because none of them know anything about horses
    07-06-2010, 03:33 PM
Haha I love it! Or the look of utter confusion when some clueless parent is trying to work out how to take off a bridle!
    07-06-2010, 04:36 PM
Haha exactlly. The horse was also flipping out...i felt bad for them, but at the same time I needed a laugh
    07-06-2010, 06:40 PM
Yeah, poor you with a broken arm!!


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