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  1. Horse Training
    At my barn there is an 18 year old Appaloosa mare that for one reason or another I have fell for. Sadly her original owner passed away unexpectedly and she’s just been at the barn. I have done a lot of ground work with her and I can say that the previous own did some work as well. She is voice...
  2. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello, I've been doing some research on bits and I found that snaffle and D-ring bits are very common in the english world and the rubber is good for the horse. But what about in the western world? Would it be weird if I used a D-ring bit with rubber? Is it used for both or mainly english? What...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I am currently riding me mare in a reinsman correction bit because she performs beautifully in it and it allows for me to use a loose rein and she doesn't require much at all to stop. She is great in it but when I hop on her English with a snaffle she ignores it. (Nothing horrible like taking...
  4. Horse Training
    Hello, I am in the process of buying a quarter horse who is western trained but I am English trained however I want to do both. From reading other forums people are really enthusiastic about it but what bit would I use on an English bridle if he is wearing a Tom Thumb snaffle?? Thank you in advance!
  5. English Riding
    I've got a question for about bits that are allowed at shows for the flat and over fences classes. I personally use a snaffle but my new neighbor (I love having another horsey kid around! She moved in during January) uses a bit I've never seen before, it has a port, but theres a joint on either...
  6. Horse Training
    I am trying to figure out what bits I should use to show. I ride my new gelding only in like basic loose ring snaffles. Nothing fancy. He doesn't even really need a bit. But I am wondering what western bit I should use for showing western pleasure, trail, horsemanship, etc.. and what bit I...
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