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    01-02-2008, 09:20 AM
  #1
Foal
Bridleless

This winter I have been working on riding my mare, slipper, bridleless. It is a very hard but very rewarding training process! A few days ago I finally did it, completeing an entire horsemanship pattern bareback and Bridleless. We did a flying lead change, lope circles,extended jog to regular jog, stop and back, pivots that were more like reining spins!! And slipper is only 4!!!! It was an amazing feeling and I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience and how it is going??
     
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    01-02-2008, 09:46 AM
  #2
Started
Congrats, that's great:)
     
    01-02-2008, 03:38 PM
  #3
Foal
Thanks Sara!! It was rather fun!! Lol
     
    01-02-2008, 04:03 PM
  #4
Yearling
That is awesome! When you say bridleless, do you mean leg and seat control only? Or do you mean in a halter? Either way, very nice, but I have been very impressed when I have seen people riding all over with no head control!
     
    01-02-2008, 04:32 PM
  #5
Foal
Thanks and by bridleless I mean with out anything on her head and only a lead rope around her neck! I rarley use the lead though and it is mostly leg and seat and voice control.
     
    01-02-2008, 10:47 PM
  #6
Yearling
WOW!! I am jealous :) I am able to use a halter and also drop my reins completely and use seat for certain maneuvers, but have not been able to go totally brideless yet. It is a dream though :)
     
    01-02-2008, 11:04 PM
  #7
Started
That's fantastic!! Congrats!!

I've had my share of bridleless rides. They are amazing. I love doing simple lead changes bridleless. Canter to the center, stop, pick up the other lead, kind of like serpintines. And it's all bridleless. I love it!
     
    01-02-2008, 11:28 PM
  #8
Weanling
That's such a great progress
     
    01-02-2008, 11:58 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by Spirithorse
That's fantastic!! Congrats!!

I've had my share of bridleless rides. They are amazing. I love doing simple lead changes bridleless. Canter to the center, stop, pick up the other lead, kind of like serpintines. And it's all bridleless. I love it!
great job!! I like flying lead changes much better than simples myself though!! I've done my fair share of simples though too. I won two congress championships with my horse and they included simples!! Two other congress championships included flyings, on a 4 YEAR OLD!!!!!
     
    01-03-2008, 12:02 AM
  #10
tim
Weanling
Yes, it's also a very useful technique in shows. When you can tweak your horse with your feet, you really open a lot of doors.



I enjoy it. The only use I have for the bridle these days is to tweak his headset and do exercises that require him to lean into the bridle a bit. That and bending.
     

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