Dressage without a bridle. - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 06-24-2009, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 594
• Horses: 1
Dressage without a bridle.

Because I'm on this bridle-less kick!


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sixxofdiamonds is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 06-24-2009, 01:22 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 2,076
• Horses: 1
Haha, the poor horse looks so confused. Very impressive though
1dog3cats17rodents is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 06-24-2009, 04:28 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 77
• Horses: 0
^mhm...The whole time he's like canter now? Very good job though dressage is hard enough with a bit.

Is she riding with a bridle in her hand? I would have just ditched the bridle and tied a string around is neck.

In the early days of the Indian Territory, there were no such things as birth certificates. You being there was certificate enough. -Will rogers
Royal Affair is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 06-26-2009, 11:43 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,641
• Horses: 0
Thats very impressive!

I have to agree though he looked confused :P
HorsesAreForever is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 06-26-2009, 09:14 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 446
• Horses: 1
That is EXTREMELY impressive! Of course he's gonna get a little bit confused. Bridleless is HARD. Without the neck-rope you would loose collection almost completely if not completely.

Your greatest weakness is God's greatest opportunity to show His strength through your life if you are willing to trust Him.
~Give. Me. Faith. -Elevation Church
SpiritJordanRivers is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 06-26-2009, 09:55 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 172
• Horses: 0
That is amazing stuff!!
welshpony15 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 06-26-2009, 10:34 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,527
• Horses: 1
I would love to someday do that with my horse Gunther, how did you start?
White Foot is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 06-27-2009, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 594
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equestriun View Post
I would love to someday do that with my horse Gunther, how did you start?

This video isn't of me. You can see it below in the video section titled "Bridle-less again" or something of the like.

Honestly? I just took his bridle off, and he did it. HOWEVER, I trained him from a yearling, he is 11 years old now and I could ride around just fine with just a halter and a lead or his bridle on his face and reins tied to the saddle horn. He was trained western pleasure, so he's used to having no rein contact.

A few weeks ago, I decided to hop on him when he was standing around (with no tack, no saddle or anything) and he listened pretty well. We only really walked and did a bit of a trot. So I decided to give it a go with a saddle and asked him to do all other things.


The biggest thins is knowing how to stop without reins. You have to teach your horse that a 'whoa' means to stop NO MATTER WHAT! If I say 'whoa' to Java, he will stop, whether I'm on him with a bridle, halter, no tack or standing on the ground.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sixxofdiamonds is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 06-28-2009, 12:10 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,527
• Horses: 1
Yeah, I watched some videos of you riding. It's amazing. I've had my horse Gunther sicne birth but he is only 4, so I would love to get where you are with your boy! Did you train him since birth or had help?

Your doing a great job, I'm jealous.
White Foot is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 06-28-2009, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 594
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equestriun View Post
Yeah, I watched some videos of you riding. It's amazing. I've had my horse Gunther sicne birth but he is only 4, so I would love to get where you are with your boy! Did you train him since birth or had help?

Your doing a great job, I'm jealous.
I've trained him since he was yearling myself. So almost from birth!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Sixxofdiamonds is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FOR SALE: Kieffer Belinda Dressage Bridle, Weatherbeeta Blkt & MORE! PiggyPablo Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 03-03-2009 10:25 AM
Wintec 500 Dressage or other dressage saddle? Liberty Horse Tack and Equipment 7 01-25-2009 02:31 PM
Pikeur Dressage Coat and Ariat Dressage Boots jklfarm Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 01-07-2009 08:22 AM
Beautiful Black Dressage Bridle w/ London padding $60 jklfarm Tack and Equipment Classifieds 0 01-05-2009 09:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome