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post #1 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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"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?
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post #2 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 07:30 AM
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Huh, I have never heard that before. I am looking forward to an answer too.

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post #3 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 07:43 AM
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I believe it means Rides on the bit, as in Western thought? I may be completly wrong though.

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post #4 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 08:02 AM
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I've never heard the term. I could understand a person riding on the buckle, meaning riding forward off balance and off the pockets.


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post #5 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 08:05 AM
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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 )

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post #6 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 08:10 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #7 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 08:26 AM
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Hey, cool. Thanks iride, I learned a new thing today.

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post #8 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 08:28 AM
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I agree with iridehorses, but he said it way better then I could have
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post #9 of 10 Old 07-18-2009, 07:15 PM
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hahaha, opps I was close! **** and I ride english, and have always learnt english unless I'm riding my aunties stock horses.

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post #10 of 10 Old 07-19-2009, 07:08 AM
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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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