Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
I think it depends on the horse being ponied, horse ponying off of, if you're just teaching them to pony or if they've done it before, how far you're going...so many variables.
For teaching a youngster off a solid mount, I'd stick to my rope halter. Take it slow obviously, you're just teaching them to lead from horseback. I find in the rope halter, they don't try to balk/refuse to move as much. Once they're trained to pony, use whatever you normally have on them.
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