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    02-03-2011, 07:53 PM
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Weanling
Question What is the importance of a surcingle?

I need to work on my horse's topline and I've heard that lots of trotting is the way to go. Someone recommended I get a surcingle. Right now I lunge him in a rope halter and lead line. What's the importance of the surcingle?
     
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    02-03-2011, 08:20 PM
  #2
Foal
Surcingles are great! Instead of using a saddle/girth set-up, you put the sur. On and you attach side reins of some sort to the rings on the sur.

MUCH easier than putting on a big **** saddle each time.
     
    02-03-2011, 08:23 PM
  #3
Foal
But a rope halter won't work -you'll need a lunging cavesson (sp?) in general to use side reins.
     
    02-03-2011, 08:24 PM
  #4
Showing
I think the aids are more similar to when you're riding, pressure on the side of the nose is much different than a squeeze from the bit. I use one to encourage collection and get a horse working around me nice and rounded. I don't have side reins, so I just attach the donut reins to the bit to encourage collection. The aids my horses look for are my voice and my posture. I have a round pen so I don't usually use a lunge line, but the surcingle is a helpful training tool.
     

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