Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Honeysuga is right as is Rio (but up to a point). If you have no control over all your horse's gaits, you shouldn't be riding at that gait. There is a hole in your horse's training and, perhaps, yours.
One rein stop is a "must have" tool but it is there for emergencies not for everyday riding. It's taught at a w/t/c first so that you and your horse know how to accomplish it without getting your horse off balance.
Gimmicks and harsh bits are for "riders" who are too lazy or inexperienced enough to train a horse properly - not to say that you are either. What is needed is education - nothing more. In the meanwhile, don't gallop your horse.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 01-07-2010 at 10:04 AM.