Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Down in Alabama
Perhaps someone needs to get a book on basic training methods, bits, bridles, aids, etc. Should only use martingale with a snaffle bit, am I right? The martingale works two ways...one to help a rider stay out of a horses's mouth if they are learning how to ride correctly, and to help train a horse to be more sensitive to pressure on the bit without making him hard in the mouth. I have thought of using a martingale on my quarter horse since she can ignore any pressure on the bit, I am back to a snaffle bit, which she seems to enjoy. She is doing much better with ground work because I don't know what the previous people did to her when riding....so back to the basics until she relaxes and pays more attention to me than what is going on with the other horses.