How many people that partake in reining use training forks or somthing like them?
I have an older video of Al Dunning going over 'Reining Fundamentals' (the title of the video is also this.) I could not help but notice the use of training forks on the majority of the horses.
Now I do know:
a) Al Dunning is a professional rider, he rides very well, and I'm sure he uses the forks correctly and what not. and
b) He is a professional trainer, he has to get that colt broke and reining in order to stay in the game, keep his buisness going, and win (<- so he can eat at the end of the day and not go broke).
I was just wondering how many people use them is all. I've never used them myself; but I'm not against them really either. I just never used them.
What are the pro's and con's?
Why do you use them if you do? If not; why do you feel like you don't need them?
I'm not talking abot riding in them 24/7 even if you just ride in them every now and again.
Please, no arguments; I just want to know do YOU, why and why not. Don't attack people's opinions that you do not agree with, I am an adult and I will take with me the information I like and leave the information I do not care for, or see useful. Bickering will not change that.