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post #81 of 85 Old 04-06-2011, 12:27 PM
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Ok - maybe deaf ears wasn't the right term to use, however the conversation has turned from attempts to help the OP find a way to deal with her situation to arguments regarding bits and bitless. My post is intended to get this thread back on the right track.

Somwhere within these pages are several mentions of the bosal not causing the horse to buck - I'll try to search through them at some point. My point is just that - yeah, a bosal can cause a buck... along with a million other things including a cranky horse...

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post #82 of 85 Old 04-06-2011, 01:28 PM
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Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
I feel like I'm posting on deaf ears but I wanted to do a quick summary of ideas that have been thrown out here.

Check for back pain
Check the saddle fit
Go back to the basics of ground work
Chuck the bosal
Get the horse used to a bit
Get out of the open and into a confined space
Longe your horse when necessary
Call a trainer
Be safe

Please add if I missed anything and I want to add something about the bosal.

I saw several places where folks have mentioned the bosal will not cause a horse to buck. NOT TRUE As stated in several places a bosal is actually a very harsh piece of equipment, much more so then a snaffle bit. It's PAINFUL, in fact many times when you see a western pleasure horse with a grey strip across it's nose, it is not necessarily a sign of age or a horse that wears a halter all the time, it's often scarring from a bosal.

The bosal is painful when you pull on it, it's not supposed to have the constant preasure and when a horse is in pain, they can get mad. When the get mad... they can buck....
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TLO, it has been said in this thread that a bosal won't cause bucking - which isn't true. A bosal is a piece of equipment that can really hurt a horse; FP is saying that you can see the effects of a rough-handed rider or an ill fitting bosal on horses' noses, since they can do damage. Once again, true. FP is not confusing anything here. She is saying the marks on the horses' noses is from a bosal, not a halter like some think. Of course anything can be used to abuse a horse.
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post #84 of 85 Old 04-06-2011, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by farmpony84 View Post
My point is just that - yeah, a bosal can cause a buck... along with a million other things including a cranky horse...
Including a playful horse

Yes the conversation did take a slight bend in the road but that doesn't mean it is not interesting or educational. Everyone has been very civil in these discussions; however, I do understand your point.
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post #85 of 85 Old 04-06-2011, 01:53 PM
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JDI and FP I do not see anything that says a bosal will not cause bucking. I think it was me that said metal in the mouth will not solve the problem. The problem is bigger than that i.e. it is a relationship problem. Of course, using a bosal or a bit harshly can cause all sorts of reactions. But anyway I will not start repeating myself because I think I have been clear enough.
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