Hi I decided to start a journal about my progress with my horse Xander who I've had for about 3 months.
Well, after our second and disastrous, don't really feel like going into specifics, show the weekend before last, my trainer has put X in a running martingale. What a huge difference it has made! He is actually listening to my aids and he is figuring out how to carry himself in a nice frame. Well, I have another show this weekend so I hope our hard work pays off! I'm still having a little trouble with him picking up his correct leads. But that is improving in strides, excuse my pun :), too.
So, I know that many people in the horse world frown and call martingales and the like "gadgets" and "quick fixes" and are very against them. Whats your opinion and why? I am opening this up for discussion and some debate but lets try to be respectful of others opinions :)
Here is a pic of Xander going well in his martingale-
Much better then when I first got him huh?-
PS- If you read this and reply then your awesome :)