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post #31 of 41 Old 01-02-2013, 11:36 PM
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I think the horse just has a rider problems.
I don't think the rider has a horse problems.
The horse would probably be just fine with a competent and confident rider.
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post #32 of 41 Old 01-03-2013, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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should I try and say something to my friend?

And if so how?
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post #33 of 41 Old 01-03-2013, 10:29 PM
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should I try and say something to my friend?

And if so how?
Tell her upfront that attempting to ride in a rearing bit is the most brainless thing she could do and that she will only hurt herself and for sure hurt her horse. I wouldn't be surprised if the horse came over on her. Rearing bits are for use on the ground, by someone who knows how and when to use it.

I wouldn't beat around the bush with someone like this. Her own safety and the safety of her horse are at risk. If I was present when someone attempted to do something like this I would feel a responsibility to stop them or at least warn them of the dangers.......but I'd most likely drag them off the horse by the back of the neck!

If she ignores you and goes on her merry way atleast you can be comforted by knowing that you tried. How do you think her parents would feel about this? Is there a trainer around at any time?
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post #34 of 41 Old 01-04-2013, 03:27 PM
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My first thought would be to do it exactly as Muppet suggests. But you know your friend best, so you'll have to figure out how to approach it with her. I would certainly tell an adult as well, especially if she doesn't listen to you.

Do you two have a mentor or instructor that could explain the problem to her as well, so you're not just like "Some people on the Internet told me it's a bad idea?"

Then again, I guess you can just outline the reasons why it's a bad idea, and hopefully she'll understand that it is a bad idea.
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Lordy... If THAT is her solution (and I don't even use chains on my stallions during breeding season.. or ANY season, for that matter), perhaps she should send the horse for training to somoene who knows what they are doing, while sending herself to someone who can train HER to know what she is doing.

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post #36 of 41 Old 01-05-2013, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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I decided to more research on rearing bits for everyone, I found the following links.

I found this link quite interesting the author states why his against rearing bits.

The Rediculous inventions that is the* Anti Rearing BIt

This link is about proven ways to stop rearing, its well worth the read.

Proven Ways to Stop Your Horse From Rearing | Polylast Comfort and Safety Flooring

These links are photos of rearing bits.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/...61b8d05aa1.jpg

http://www.swtafe.vic.edu.au/toolbox..._rearinbit.jpg

http://i16.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/58/87/d88f_35.JPG

From the above photos you can clearly see its not a a bit for riding so I have no idea whats going on in my friends head thinking she can use it for riding it probably wouldnt even make it through gear check at PC.
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Did you tell her yet?
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Did you tell her yet?
Not yet I havent caught up with her and I want to talk to her about it in person
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It's been awhile but I thought I might update everyone.

My friend has recently started advertising her horse for sale because the horse attacked her old mare thankfully no horse was badly injured just acouple of nasty marks left on the poor old mare.

She now has a new horse who is a tb gelding who is lovely and is having no problems with him.

After I spoke to her about rearing bits she decided not to buy one.

I'm considering asking my parents if I could take on my friends mare as a project horse. Possibly on a lease. What do you guys think?
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It's been awhile but I thought I might update everyone.

My friend has recently started advertising her horse for sale because the horse attacked her old mare thankfully no horse was badly injured just acouple of nasty marks left on the poor old mare.

She now has a new horse who is a tb gelding who is lovely and is having no problems with him.

After I spoke to her about rearing bits she decided not to buy one.

I'm considering asking my parents if I could take on my friends mare as a project horse. Possibly on a lease. What do you guys think?

I think it would be a good idea. Even though I hate hate hate people who get new horses to avoid a simple fix (or the horses that are doing natural things and fighting with other horses)

I'm just thinking of how I used to be very, very hard on my hands with my horse he would end up rearing and I would get very rough on my hands. The first day I tried a different approach when he reared, and loosened the reins and pushed him forward, all our problems are solved.
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