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        09-19-2010, 01:07 AM
      #101
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Solon    
    It's not necessary to do that.
    Not unless you want be competitive.
         
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        09-19-2010, 01:09 AM
      #102
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by ruger    
    Not unless you want be competitive.
    If you want to be competitive you would not be using a halter. Halters are not made to be bridles. They are made to lead horses and tie them.
         
        09-19-2010, 01:11 AM
      #103
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    Whats worse...a bit or thumb tacks in your face?
         
        09-19-2010, 01:11 AM
      #104
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by ruger    
    Not unless you want be competitive.
    That's baloney. You don't need to use tacks. If you need to rely on something like that, then your'e not doing it right.
    Gallop On likes this.
         
        09-19-2010, 01:16 AM
      #105
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by corinowalk    
    Whats worse...a bit or thumb tacks in your face?
    thats my point, but to be competitive its either or both.
         
        09-19-2010, 01:19 AM
      #106
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by ruger    
    thats my point, but to be competitive its either or both.
    If you truly understood the fine art of bits you would understand that a bit used properly is a communication tool to communicate with very very fine/refined cues. Tipically you would move your hand about an inch. To cue a horse. It is more about seat and leg they the reins and bit.
         
        09-19-2010, 01:36 AM
      #107
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by nrhareiner    
    If you truly understood the fine art of bits you would understand that a bit used properly is a communication tool to communicate with very very fine/refined cues. Tipically you would move your hand about an inch. To cue a horse. It is more about seat and leg they the reins and bit.
    What about spurs?
         
        09-19-2010, 01:44 AM
      #108
    Green Broke
    Where I come from, spurs are an EXTRA aid, but are not used for extra refinement.
         
        09-19-2010, 03:41 AM
      #109
    Trained
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    What about spurs?
    Spurs are for refinement, not for bullying. That is a whole new thread so if you are really curious about peoples views on spurs (Most use them properly and have no issue with them) then please start a new thread.
         
        09-19-2010, 03:54 AM
      #110
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MN Tigerstripes    
    This is the statement that I always have a problem with. It should say "But it's amazing the difference it CAN make."

    I've tried the bitless route with my horse and he highly disliked it. So much that he actually injured himself because he was concentrating on how much he disliked the face pressure.


    Sorry if I'm hammering on this point too much, but it's a pet peeve of mine how someone (not specifically you Bitless) can be so adamant that one way is the "one true path." Especially with something as individual as a horse's preference. *steps off pedastal*
    I like this entire post, especially the bolded part. Bitless bridles control through nose, jaw, and poll pressure; it is not some nifty, completely harmonious way of riding. Heavy hands are heavy hands whether that's connected to a bit or something wrapped around and tightening against the horse's jaw. I'd be so bold to say that it's harder for a horse to seek contact- as is vital in English disciplines- because of the constriction everywhere on the head.
         

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