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post #1 of 9 Old 02-15-2011, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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Teaching an OTTB to stop?

I was just curious about how thoroughbreds are taught to stop? I have read and heard a lot about when they are on the track they are taught to brace against pressure on the bit, the more pressure on the bit the faster they go. Correct me if I'm wrong. So I was just wondering how they are taught to stop after coming off the track?

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-15-2011, 05:29 AM
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if you have an OTTB it's a great time to get familiar with a bosal and the two reining process to get them back into a snaffle properly

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post #3 of 9 Old 02-15-2011, 06:04 AM
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wow I never really thought of that...
But you notice when the race has been finished the horses don't stop for ages after, maybe they just stop when there ready?
Or sometimes a leading horse comes up next to them and they just follow suit?

I have no idea on the ways TBs are trained so I'm just guessing :P
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^^ I know I thought the same thing!

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Most race horses are taught to slow down/stop gradually when the rider stands up, slips the reins to the knot, and in some cases moves to the outside rail.

If increased contact means go faster, decreased contact means go slower, hence slipping the reins and riding the knot. This just breaks the brains of most riders.

If you're reclaiming an OTTB, it is a good idea to do some ground work and lunging to establish to voice commands, and under when saddle, to use elementary aids - a big, loopy rein, pull-release along with voice commands and a more upright upper body postiion until youi have reasonable control established.

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wow so they do everything backwards
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post #7 of 9 Old 02-15-2011, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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oh well that's interesting

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I can see how that would work. If the harder you pull, the more the bit presses into the molars, giving the horse more to brace against, then if you slip the reins the horse will have less to brace against, and as a result of the relief of that brace, relax. How that relaxation is translated to a slowing action is beyond me though, as a horse can be relaxed at a high speed.

The teaching process of this intrigues me.
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christopther -

Traditional fitting of a race horse bit is lower than a riding horse's, there is no bit pressing into the molars. Actually, I'm not sure that ever happens if any bit is fitted correctly. It's the lower jaw that braces.
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