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  • Can you use a bridle with a pessoa?

 
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    03-13-2008, 09:57 PM
  #1
Trained
lunging: caveson Vs bridle

So I had gotten a pretty cheapo lunge caveson a little bit ago. The first time I tried it on Vega, it was fine, but when I actually tried lunging her in it, it didn't work out too well. I also had her bridle on because I planned on working her in a pessoa type training system, but I stopped because it was irritating her.
So i'm thinking that I should either buy a more expensive lunge caveson or if I should just attach the lunge line to the bit, or buy like a bit converter type thing.
When you lunge your horse with a bit, what do you do?

Many thanks!
     
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    03-13-2008, 10:10 PM
  #2
Showing
When I lunge with a bit, I put it through the near side ring (near side being the nearest one to the center of the circle when you're lunging her) running it up parallel to the cheekpieces, up over the crown, back down parallel to the cheekpieces on the other side and clip it to the bit on the other side.

If lunging to the right:
(the blue line is my lunge line :P)
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f.../lungeline.jpg


ETA: A converter works well too. I just don't like to clip the lunge line directly to the bit like this:
http://www.knrarabians.com/Xhilleration%20Lunge.jpg
(gorgeous horse though..)
     
    03-13-2008, 10:18 PM
  #3
Trained
I agree with JDI and I know tons of trainers that do this!

But I do prefer to use a halter or caveson
     
    03-13-2008, 11:19 PM
  #4
Foal
Yeah, I preferred a halter. It's easier to change directions. But then I don't "lunge" 'em anymore, too boring.
     
    03-13-2008, 11:19 PM
  #5
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
When I lunge with a bit, I put it through the near side ring (near side being the nearest one to the center of the circle when you're lunging her) running it up parallel to the cheekpieces, up over the crown, back down parallel to the cheekpieces on the other side and clip it to the bit on the other side.

If lunging to the right:
(the blue line is my lunge line :P)
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/f.../lungeline.jpg


ETA: A converter works well too. I just don't like to clip the lunge line directly to the bit like this:
http://www.knrarabians.com/Xhilleration%20Lunge.jpg
(gorgeous horse though..)
I do the same
     
    03-13-2008, 11:41 PM
  #6
Trained
I'll do that from now on then. Thanks JDI.

I have normally lunged her in just a halter, but since I want her to get used to contact on the bit, I need the bit.

I was going to loop it around, but wasn't exactly sure how to do it, and didn't want to mess it up.

I'll do that from now on. Thanks a bunchies!
     
    03-14-2008, 01:07 AM
  #7
Yearling
If I were you, I'd try not to hook ANYthing to the bit, if you're working in the pessoa system. You'll have too much going on in her mouth, while she's trying to figure out where to put the rest of her body. This is how I use the pessoa system:

http://s246.photobucket.com/albums/g...nt=clydeo1.jpg

No cavesson, just a halter. I just switch the clip when he goes the other direction.
Also, be careful with the pessoa! Some horses do NOT like the feeling of the rigging behind their legs, and if the owner hooks up their mouth as well, they'll flip over. :( If you've never used it before or have never used it with a horse who hasn't, be very, very careful.
     
    03-14-2008, 02:46 AM
  #8
Started
When you lunge with a halter or caveson, you don't have contact with the horse's mouth which is fine and I prefer it. When you lunge with a bit, it's sort of like you keep tugging on it and it can be uncomfortable.

Sorry couldn't think of how to reply. :roll:
     
    03-14-2008, 11:39 AM
  #9
Trained
Mayfield- I like that idea of the halter over the bridle and attaching it there. I'll try that out.

I plan on taking it slowly with Vega. I can just attach the bum strap and let her have a feel for it before I attach everything else.
I do, do parelli with her and she's had ropes wrap around her back legs and she was fine, but I don't want to assume anything.

Blu- I understand what you mean about it being uncomfortable, but the system I have will help build her muscles, get her used to contact, and all of that will make riding her so much better.
     
    03-14-2008, 07:02 PM
  #10
Started
Hehe. I understand Appy. :) I just wouldn't recommend having a line directly on the bit. My friend tried it with a colt he was working and the bit slid through it's mouth. lol
     

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