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post #1 of 15 Old 02-16-2010, 12:39 PM Thread Starter
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Reining Question

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.
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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.

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post #2 of 15 Old 02-16-2010, 12:49 PM
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I think it was more of a fad years ago to use them and now it's a fad to not use them. I choose not to use them because I like to take the time needed to get a good head on my horse.

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I agree. Most reining trainers I know do not use them. I know I do not nor dose my trainer. You can get the same results with out as you can with. I am sure there are times that they do come in handy and as long as they are used properly they are fine and do work.

However with reiners they tend to confuse what you are wanting the horse to eventually do. Most reiners are trained to drop their head from the riders seat and legs and/or very little with reins.

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I do not. I do not encourage it either.

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I use them at the beginning of training and then once I am comfortable with the young horse I take them off and never touch them again

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #6 of 15 Old 02-17-2010, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone for the input

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I don't use them and neither does my trainer. But to each their own.
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post #8 of 15 Old 02-17-2010, 05:59 PM
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Nope don't use them as I never use anything on my horse I cannot take into the show ring. I use specific exercises to get the headset this way I can adjust my horse at anytime, in or out of the show pen.

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post #9 of 15 Old 02-18-2010, 01:30 PM
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I agree with everyone, we don't use them. I have used it once or twice on Brandi when we first started with her, but no never.

Training aids/gadgets like that can be useful but they are more something that should be used once in awhile to really target something. You are definitely better off working without them.

Heck, we've even stopped using nosebands on most of the horses :) We show without them so its good to work without them (not that they are as much of a gadget as a training fork ahah)
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post #10 of 15 Old 02-18-2010, 01:32 PM
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double post sorry.
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