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post #11 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 01:11 AM Thread Starter
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I have no videos of me riding him...i usually ride by myself just me and my hoss lol...i ride in our pasture or the fields when crops come off..i make sure to voice my commands loudly so they can hear me lol...not to scare them or nothing like that but just to let them know what I want..collection is another BIG thing we are working on rite now...can you use draw reins with the o ring bit..and when you say snaffle do you mean any bit the is broken in two in the middle...
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post #12 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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oh yea I forgot to say this in my last post... I just had him to lance the vet down in richmond and he floated his teeth...only thing that needs done now is a trim...his feet grow relly fast
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post #13 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 01:42 AM
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You don't need draw reins at all. They don't teach collection. You want collection, you will need to learn how to use your body properly and convey that to the horse. It's not really something we can tell how you can to unless you know the basics of it. It's a feeling, not just in your hands, but in your seat, legs & posture. When the horse is collected, you will feel his back rounding for you, the head position just follows. In order to get that, you will need instruction I'd wager. Getting riding lessons doesn't mean you don't know how to ride, it means you want to sharpen your existing skills & improve. How many Olympic riders compete without a coach? Zero.
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post #14 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 01:44 AM
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You can you draw reins with a snaffle, but in your situation I wouldn't. And a snaffle refers to a bit with no shanks, not a certain kind of mouthpiece. For more generalized bit information, view the link in my signature.
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post #15 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 02:35 AM
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Just to be clear I wasn't suggesting the use of draw reins at all, just clarifying what they are typically used for. :)

Usually when I refer to a snaffle I mean an O ring with a smooth mouthpiece and a single joint, but bubba is right, there are a lot of variations to choose from!
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post #16 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 12:58 PM Thread Starter
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should I use draw reins on his o ring to try to get a better head set he likes to hold his head up in the air he don't throw it or toss it just holds it high...i forgot to tel ya that I just had him to the vet this summer and had his teeth floated...whats the earliest you should have their teeth floated?
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post #17 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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sorry just seen where you all replied about the draw reins...im still trying to figure this whole site out...sory
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post #18 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 04:06 PM
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General recommendations for teeth floating are "checks" every six months until age five, and then annual floats after that, adjusted to the horse's own timeline.

I think you might benefit greatly from a professional trainer's guidance, even if only for a few sessions.
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post #19 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 09:25 PM Thread Starter
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I think it would be great to have a trainer take a look at my horse and I and see what we could work on the better ourselves...unfortunately there is only one very well known trainer and I really absolutely do not care for him....another thing I really don't have the extra cash we just bought a new home and just had a barn built so money is tight right now...i do a ton of research on riding bits everything to do with owning horses...
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post #20 of 21 Old 12-14-2011, 10:46 PM
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the replies about additional traiing, and cueing the horse correctly for a stop are good advice. Moving to a more severe bit is only going to add more problems. This horse should be wearing a snaffle bit at this time, and for a long time to come. I would work at a walk trot until you get a good whoa on him, find a good book, video etc on riding the whoa/stop and teaching your horse. Good luck Happy Trails
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