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Can someone please explain the use of martingales to me?

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        10-27-2010, 05:53 PM
      #21
    Foal
    So the horses head doesn't fling up or down, from my understanding.
         
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        10-27-2010, 05:53 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    + When you r being judge I.e pleasure shows, not a good idea to have one because it kinda shows that you need it.... YES FOR JUMPING AND XCOUNTRY
         
        10-27-2010, 05:55 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Thanks Strange!

    I get what you are saying and I have seen plenty of riders using them for that same reason. I see a lot of jumpers carry a crop and hardly ever use them, but like you said, that one time you don't have it is when you need it.

    I really appreciate all of the conversation and answers everyone has posted. I try to use this forum to help me understand things that are foreign to me, and once again I feel like I got a good amount of info about some things that were unfamiliar.
         
        10-27-2010, 06:03 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    No problem. :) Happy to explain my thought processes behind it, lol.

    However I don't use a martingale, not even when I was schooling training level/preliminary level eventing (3'3" up to about 3'9" I believe) with my current horse. He honestly never, ever needed one for any reason. I've got pictures of myself and one of his previous owner showing him at that level and he's perfectly fine without one.
         
        10-27-2010, 06:03 PM
      #25
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bandera    
    + When you r being judge I.e pleasure shows, not a good idea to have one because it kinda shows that you need it.... YES FOR JUMPING AND XCOUNTRY

    You absolutely can not have them at the pleasure shows during competition, which is what I'm most familiar with. I even know someone that got disqualified at a open pleasure show for a flash noseband. They want the horse going with no gadgetry. This is why I asked the original question because I started going to some jumper shows towards the end of the season and saw martingales and other training aids all over the place.
         
        10-27-2010, 06:21 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Bandera    
    + When you r being judge I.e pleasure shows, not a good idea to have one because it kinda shows that you need it.... YES FOR JUMPING AND XCOUNTRY
    If you have a strong enough foundation (i.e. Basic dressage work), which IMO is a crucial thing to have before jumping, shouldn't you be fine without those tools? Couldn't you just control the speed and power with your seat and a little bit of hand? Also, from what you stated before, how is it unprofessional to show that you don't need those types of tools when riding. Or what if the horse you have would rear or flip over with those types of pressure?
         
        10-27-2010, 07:18 PM
      #27
    Green Broke
    No responses on the advantage of using a standing martingale over a running martingale aside from show ring etiquette? Upnover: help?
         
        10-27-2010, 07:33 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    No responses on the advantage of using a standing martingale over a running martingale aside from show ring etiquette? Upnover: help?

    I thought someone had said it on here already so I didn't respond. Both types of martingales are used so a horse can not injure their rider by throwing their head up and banging the rider in the face/head. You can make a standing martingale much tighter and much more restrictive and literally tie down a horses head. The standing martingale attaches to the noseband on your bridle. A running martingale still keeps them from hitting you with their head and tossing their head around but the martingale is attached to the reins and is not as restrictive. I was always taught that if you had to jump in a martingale that you should use a running because since it is attached to the reins it allows the horse the freedom to use their head more over the fences because they still have some control over their neck.
         
        10-27-2010, 10:53 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    ^^ I know exactly what both of them are, where you put them and what they are designed for. My question was what does a standing martingale do that a running martingale can't do.
         
        10-28-2010, 12:29 AM
      #30
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sarahver    
    ^^ I know exactly what both of them are, where you put them and what they are designed for. My question was what does a standing martingale do that a running martingale can't do.
    I use a standing martingale instead of a running martingale because the horse I ride throws her head up and crashes through jumps because she can't see them. If I used a running martingale she can still throw her head up too far and not see the jumps. That's the reason I choose a standing martingale.
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