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Reversing Bit Pressure?

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        12-17-2007, 09:19 PM
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    Yearling
    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, 09:21 PM
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    Green Broke
    Never heard of someone doing that before but it maybe possible?
         
        12-17-2007, 09:22 PM
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    Yearling
    Yeah, like for racing.
         
        12-17-2007, 09:23 PM
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    Started
    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, 09:23 PM
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    Yearling
    Good. It will sure be easier!
         
        12-17-2007, 09:28 PM
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    Green Broke
    Well this totally blew my mind I had no clue
         
        12-17-2007, 09:28 PM
      #7
    Started
    ..........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, 09:28 PM
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    Yearling
    Really easy on the jockey! Lol
         
        12-18-2007, 01:41 PM
      #9
    Yearling
    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, 02:22 PM
      #10
    Started
    My thoughts exactly AKPaintLover.
         

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