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post #1 of 3 Old 08-18-2009, 01:06 AM Thread Starter
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Question German Martingale?

Oh. My. Gosh.

How the heck do you work one of those things?

A friend of mine told me to pick one up for the horse of mine she's training for thirty days. Well, I did, and let me tell was a rather pathetic sight.

It didn't take me logn to figure out it wasn't like a regular martingale. The strings go through the bit, correct? I haven't ridden with it yet.

Does someone maybe have a picture of how it should be rigged? I won't get to see my friend for a while, so I can't ask her.

Thanks :)

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #2 of 3 Old 08-18-2009, 04:37 PM
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I'm not completely against german martingales, I put them in the same category as side reins, draw reins, etc: They can be of some use in certain situations in educated hands. My belief is that if you don't know how to put one together you probably don't know how to use them properly and effectively and shouldn't try it without supervision. If your friend says you need one I would suggest using it (and learning how to put it together) for the first time with her there. To answer your question though, yes, the strings go through the bit and attach to themselves.
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post #3 of 3 Old 08-19-2009, 08:18 AM
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Here is what one looks like. I have used them and I like them. it is a lot like a draw rein in a since, but with this you only have one rein. I know some people who use them to jump and it seems to work well for them. I hope this helps!
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