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  1. Horse Training
    What is your opinion on draw reins? Let's discuss the pros and cons of both. If you are against draw reins, what is your alternative to them (if that makes sense)? :cowboy:
  2. Horse Training
    So I know for stocky breeds like appaloosas and quarter horses their headset is meant to be sort of level with their back. And for other breeds like the saddlebred, arab, tw, etc. their heads are meant to be high or similar to the dressage headset. But what about warmbloods? Like if you were to...
  3. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    Okay, so I have been doing the jumpers when I show, and I haven't looked at doing the hunters in 7 years now. I own my own horse now and haven't been taking lessons with a trainer (my friend has been helping me out who does the eq and hunters), but I want to know what kind of headset I need for...
  4. Horse Training
    This is my first ever post!:D So, to start things off, I'm going to post some good advice I've been given about horses being on or off the bit!:wink: Educated Hands Often times riders are confused on how to tell when horses are off or on the bit. I understand, it can be complicated! But there's...
  5. Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation
    So when I ride patterns, my horses head is up like the whole time. While it's not perfectly consistent on the rail, it's a lot better than it is when during a pattern. Obviously that's not very attractive or correct so if anyone has any suggestions on how I could fix that, it would be...
  6. Horse Training
    So I have my Saddlebred gelding that I broke in January this year (He's 3), and I want to get his head up. I did everything for him by myself (training/breaking etc.) So I still don't have a trainer, and I dont see one in my near future. I need help getting his head and feet up. After winter he...
  7. Western Pleasure
    My pony is very relaxed (definitely not lazy, but chill) and just pretty decent at western pleasure because of that. He is bred for WP, but I can't seem to get him to hold his head low at a lope. I know he can do it, because at a walk he has a good, very slightly above level headset but he...
  8. Horse Training
    My horse is semi-green and is crazy with his headset. We ride classic HUS and are aming for a collected round I guess you can call it head set. I do not jerk and am not looking for harsh methods. He can keep the headset at a walk not really at a trot and a canter forget it! He is a little stiff...
  9. Horse Training
    I have a 4 yearold mare who holds her head way to high. I feel as if I am in less control, even though her objective is not to get away from the bit she still has not learned to accept it and benefit from it by lowering her head into a level headset. I realize she is 4 and has only been...
  10. Horse Training
    My horse is starting to drive me nuts. He is an OTTSTB and is sound and everything. We will be trotting along and when I pull back on the reins to get him to slow up a little (especially downhill) he holds his head like a giraffe and does not slow down. Also, I think it is affecting his balance...
  11. Horse Training
    I'm looking at a possible horse for sale but he looks like he holds his head a little bit to low like a peanut roller. Is there any way I can fix that or at least make it a little better? Also sometimes he tends to get on the forehand (which I'm guessing is because of his head being so low) are...
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