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        03-15-2012, 09:13 AM
      #11
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Ally56    
    You guys looked great, and he looked like he was really trying for you. Was that a martingale you were using? I love how he was holding his head and have been trying to get my mare to, do martingales work well?
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    Originally Posted by Ally56    
    You guys looked great, and he looked like he was really trying for you. Was that a martingale you were using? I love how he was holding his head and have been trying to get my mare to, do martingales work well?
    That's just his personality! He's such a talented horse, anyone who owns him is super lucky. And yes it's a martingale, and honestly I thought his was too tight for him. He was kind of pulling my hands a little bit with his movement and I think it's because the martingale is really really tight and he's balancing off of it? I mentioned something to his owner but she didn't think twice about it. Honestly, he doesnt even need one. He naturally holds his head level or a little above. It's a little tricky to get used to over a fence because my horse keeps his head more up and jumps to you, but it was a fun change! :) and martingales are great to get a horse started! I don't use one on my horse, or any really broke horse actually. But I would definietly recommend it :)
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        03-15-2012, 09:28 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Wow... I hope you plan on some EQ classes with him, he'll make your job so easy.

    I def agree on the martingale, way too tight and he doesn't seem like he needs it. He might even jump more without it.
         
        03-15-2012, 09:33 AM
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    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by MudPaint    
    Wow... I hope you plan on some EQ classes with him, he'll make your job so easy.

    I def agree on the martingale, way too tight and he doesn't seem like he needs it. He might even jump more without it.
    Seriously! He's so handy, he's just had a rider on him that isn't a very good rider and doesn't make him take tighter options to fences.

    And I know! When I was putting my saddle on him, he already had the martingale attached to the bridle and I could barely get the other end to reach the girth.. It was actually pulling his head down. At the last show, my other friend and I compared the length of his martingale to a shorter-necked horses martingale, and his was actually a good 3 inches SHORTER than the shorter-necked horses! We tried to make it longer, but she never cleans her tack so it was hard as a rock and wouldn't move... He would be perfectly fine without it. It's so aggravating haha
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