The Horse Forum

The Horse Forum (/)
-   Horse Tack and Equipment (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack-equipment/)
-   -   Slide Ear with Snaffle? (http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack-equipment/slide-ear-snaffle-39520/)

chesterh 11-01-2009 10:00 PM

Slide Ear with Snaffle?
 
OK, so first off we are in the process of vet checking and purchasing a 5 year old gelding. I have a background in barrel racing and have always ridden my horses in headstalls with a throat latch. This gelding, apparently, can ride in a smooth snaffle or a curb, but the owner had him in a twisted wire snaffle.
I am definately going to start him off in a standard mid-weight O-ring snaffle, but I was rummaging through my old tack and found a REALLY nice double slide ear headstall (no throat latch). Would I be able to ride him in a that with a snaffle?
I admit that I don't have a TON of experience in headstalls and bits, I always just went with what I was familiar with. I know I have seen people riding with slide ears and snaffles but I wanted to make sure it was kosher. I was always told before that you wanted to avoid a slide ear if you had a horse that rubbed on things, which I don't believe he does.
I have no problem in buying a full headstall with throat latch if I need one, I just was hoping not to have to do it right out of the box with him.

I would love to get your opinion as to whether or not the headstall is an OK choice.

chesterh 11-02-2009 02:26 PM

ok... so i would really appreciate any help at all. this horse is getting vet checked tomorrow and anyones advice is welcome.

Spastic_Dove 11-02-2009 02:28 PM

I've never had a problem doing it.


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0