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post #21 of 52 Old 01-17-2012, 02:23 PM
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I have always started them with loose ring snaffles English bridle everything. If they had recently gotten their wolf teeth out and if they are calm I would have someone on the ground leading me with a halter.

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post #22 of 52 Old 01-17-2012, 04:32 PM
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About the ponying thing, if done right, it can actually be greatly beneficial, especially on a horse that has already proven that they will buck hard or do something dangerous with a rider. Basically, you take a very broke, very strong older horse and snub the head of the green horse up close to the horn. If you know how to handle the horse you're on and know where to be to stay safe and still keep control of the greenie, then it can actually prevent a lot of problems that would have cropped up otherwise.

The biggest problem with ponying/snubbing up a green horse is that so many people have no idea how to do it properly. If done wrong, it can certainly kill everyone involved really quick.

I don't typically do it on most my greenies because I just want them listening to me from the first moment, but I wouldn't begrudge people who do want to do it that way.
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post #23 of 52 Old 01-17-2012, 05:23 PM
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i do the first ride in a roundpen in a dring snaffle. i would be open to starting a horse in a rope halter though.

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post #24 of 52 Old 01-17-2012, 05:58 PM
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About the ponying thing...I'm in favour of it, personally. I've already shared a couple of these pics before...
It's a really nice option to have...and safe if you know what you're doing...
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I'm in here a little late, but I thought I'd throw my 2-cents in. I actually started on the very first ride with both a rope halter and a snaffle. Indie was used to the halter telling her which direction to go, so it helped make the bit less confusing.
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I am with smrobs...that colts head better be right up in my lap so he can't set back, lunge forward and end up on top of you. I keep them parallel to my horse. When they get perpendicular to you is when they can end up on top of or pawing you if they get enough head.

The first guy I ever worked for riding colts, we did it that way. He had been starting colts for 60 years using that method and I trusted him.
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post #27 of 52 Old 01-18-2012, 09:17 AM
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hi cowchick,its me again.when i start a colt i agree with the sidepull people,as long as this horse is not real head strong,cause i dont want him to get his head down between his knees,then thats an invitation to want to try you.
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hi cowchick,its me again.when i start a colt i agree with the sidepull people,as long as this horse is not real head strong,cause i dont want him to get his head down between his knees,then thats an invitation to want to try you.
I will admit, I have never used a sidepull and I have never been taught how to use one, so I don't know the difference between a sidepull or a halter.

I totally agree about keeping their head up too. I usually get them really soft to the halter before I ride them, to keep from getting myself in a wreck. But all horses are different and some are just hard faced, and I might just use a snaffle on them.

Since I have never used a sidepull, how is it different than using a halter? And do you use it the same?

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come ride with me cc and i will show you.its like a halter,but it has a rawhide noseband and a ring on each side for your reins.if hes headstrong,the noseband might take some hair off,but it will heel alot faster than a sore mouth if you have to pull on the bit alot.keep in touch with me
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post #30 of 52 Old 01-18-2012, 01:02 PM
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just a one time question.do you people that start your colts in a halter trust your horses that much?
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