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post #41 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 06:02 PM
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Its called over and under Kayty - not sure why as it doesn't make sense, lol. I use it instead of a whip as I hate carrying one, and I ride with long split reins which are perfect for it :)
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post #42 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 08:06 PM
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Haha ok I wouldn't have a clue about the technicalities of it :P Only time I've really used it is as a kiddy to get my persistent grumpy and incredibly stubborn pony across a creek. Didn't even cross my mind to use it as a forward aid until this clinician brought it up! Genious! Obviously for dressage I can't go into the arena and flick my reins haha, but for the basic forward aid it's good. And great because the whip gets left for the refinement which is what I prefer, using it to get them off my leg laterally.
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post #43 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 08:52 PM
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yup, it is very effective on some horses - When bundy is really lazy i just have to twirl my rein and he moves out, if I actually have to flick him he jumps forward like he's been shocked, lol.

Latte just looks at me like i'm crazy. :]

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post #44 of 45 Old 05-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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My instructor told us about the rein flicking thing (don't I sound technical) one time but I guess she didn't know the "rest your hand on the horse part" because she said not to do it because it would pull on the horse's mouth but if it didn't it would be affective. But I'll mention that post to her Kayty :)
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post #45 of 45 Old 05-07-2010, 01:03 PM
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Either or both depending on the situation. For ordinary "go button" stuff, I use a dressage whip. I prefer to ride without spurs if possible and just save them for refinement of aids.
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