Reversing Bit Pressure?

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    12-17-2007, 10:19 PM
Reversing Bit Pressure?

Can you teach a horse to instead of giving to the bit, to brace aginst it?
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    12-17-2007, 10:21 PM
Green Broke
Never heard of someone doing that before but it maybe possible?
    12-17-2007, 10:22 PM
Yeah, like for racing.
    12-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Sure you can. People do it everyday. If you have hard enough hands you can sure teach a horse to brace against the bit.
    12-17-2007, 10:23 PM
Good. It will sure be easier!
    12-17-2007, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
Well this totally blew my mind I had no clue
    12-17-2007, 10:28 PM
..........I'm a little confused lol..........bracing against the bit is NOT a good thing, and riders should have soft hands, not hard. I was using a sarcastic tone in my last post (not that you would have known b/c it's over the Internet lol!).
    12-17-2007, 10:28 PM
Really easy on the jockey! Lol
    12-18-2007, 02:41 PM
Even with a jockey and racehorse, I can't imagine you want to teach bracing by having hard hands. Sadly, I think racehorses bracing is just an end result of their handling. A horse can run without bracing. It is called keeping a light enough contact for ready control, but allowing the neck to stretch out and the horse to run.

I think teaching bracing could be very dangerous?? The jockey might lose side to side control as a result, as well as forward/back control.

How is this a good thing?
    12-18-2007, 03:22 PM
My thoughts exactly AKPaintLover.

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