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    06-24-2009, 02:09 PM
  #1
Weanling
Dressage without a bridle.

Because I'm on this bridle-less kick!

     
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    06-24-2009, 02:22 PM
  #2
Started
Haha, the poor horse looks so confused. Very impressive though
     
    06-24-2009, 05:28 PM
  #3
Foal
^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.
     
    06-26-2009, 12:43 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Thats very impressive!

I have to agree though he looked confused :P
     
    06-26-2009, 10:14 PM
  #5
Weanling
That is EXTREMELY impressive! Of course he's going to get a little bit confused. Bridleless is HARD. Without the neck-rope you would loose collection almost completely if not completely.
     
    06-26-2009, 10:55 PM
  #6
Foal
That is amazing stuff!!
     
    06-26-2009, 11:34 PM
  #7
Started
I would love to someday do that with my horse Gunther, how did you start?
     
    06-27-2009, 11:57 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Equestriun    
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.
     
    06-28-2009, 01:10 AM
  #9
Started
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.
     
    06-28-2009, 09:43 PM
  #10
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Equestriun    
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!
     

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