Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Velvet, a training fork is used as a fast "fix" for a horse who throws his head up or one that you want to "teach" to hold his head on the vertical. It can be a very sever devise in heavy and/or untrained hands. It is also a bad substitute for proper training.
It typically goes from the girth through a ring on a breast collar and your reins go through the rings on the fork. A second type goes over your horse's head, attached to "Ds" on your saddle and one end going to the girth while your reins go through the rings on the fork. That one is used especially if you do not use a breast collar.
Without it going through the breast collar or attached to the "Ds" it would hang too low and your horse could very easily step through it.
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