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back in the crosby again 07-18-2009 07:25 AM

"Rides on the Buckle"
I have seen this description in a lot of horse ads lately, usually in conjunction with trail riding. Can someone explain to me what it means?

smrobs 07-18-2009 07:30 AM

Huh, I have never heard that before. I am looking forward to an answer too. :D

ChingazMyBoy 07-18-2009 07:43 AM

I believe it means Rides on the bit, as in Western thought? I may be completly wrong though.

Vidaloco 07-18-2009 08:02 AM

I've never heard the term. I could understand a person riding on the buckle, meaning riding forward off balance and off the pockets.

iridehorses 07-18-2009 08:05 AM

It's an English term. English reins have a buckle in the center. Riding on the buckle means that you are riding with such loose reins that you are actually holding the buckle. It indicates that your horse is so lay back that you don't need contact with his mouth at all times. (Pays to have once been an English rider :wink:)

back in the crosby again 07-18-2009 08:10 AM

Thanks, iridehorses that makes sense now. I am an english rider and had never heard the term before, but kept reading it in the ads for these eventing horses I am looking at.

smrobs 07-18-2009 08:26 AM

Hey, cool. Thanks iride, I learned a new thing today. :D

1dog3cats17rodents 07-18-2009 08:28 AM

I agree with iridehorses, but he said it way better then I could have

ChingazMyBoy 07-18-2009 07:15 PM

hahaha, opps I was close! **** and I ride english, and have always learnt english unless I'm riding my aunties stock horses.

iridehorses 07-19-2009 07:08 AM

After a long hack or a real workout in the ring, we used to "ride the buckle" home to cool out our horses.

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