The Horse Forum banner

Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I was thinking about useing the new Ultimate Draw reins.....Has anyone every used them?

know anything about them?
succeessful?

I have a horse that I have tryed everything on to get him to be light on the bit. He just wont coperate. I also would like his head to go down. I also have tryed everything for that,
I am looking at getting one of these Ultimate draw reins.
any advice?

Could u make your own?

thanks!
Sara
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
have you floated your horses teeth lately? Sharp teeth will interfere with a bit and make them not want it at all.
contact your vet to examine his teeth
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,642 Posts
I don't get why you wouldn't just use regular draw reins... have you ever used them before? If not, are you working with a trainer? It is very very easy to misuse them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
I've never heard of the Ultimate draw reins, only normal draw reins, and personally I cannot stand them! My dressage instructor says that she thinks my horse used be ridden in draw reins when she was in the Netherlands, that is why the muscles in her neck are so over-developed.

When is comes to getting a horse "on the bit" it's not all about the head going down, you need the impulsion from behind, you need the horses hindquarters to come underneath him and push him forward, so his back becomes rounded and he holds his neck and head in a good frame. The draw reins just pull the head down so the horse looks like he is in an outline, but because it just focuses on the front end, it causes the horse to fall on the forehand.

Personally, I can't stand them, but that's just my opinion :)

ETA: have you got a trainer? If not, it sounds like it would help you alot if you had one, because draw reins will just cover the problem up, whereas a trainer will help you overcome it :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
23,642 Posts
LuLu said:
I've never heard of the Ultimate draw reins, only normal draw reins, and personally I cannot stand them! My dressage instructor says that she thinks my horse used be ridden in draw reins when she was in the Netherlands, that is why the muscles in her neck are so over-developed.

When is comes to getting a horse "on the bit" it's not all about the head going down, you need the impulsion from behind, you need the horses hindquarters to come underneath him and push him forward, so his back becomes rounded and he holds his neck and head in a good frame. The draw reins just pull the head down so the horse looks like he is in an outline, but because it just focuses on the front end, it causes the horse to fall on the forehand.

Personally, I can't stand them, but that's just my opinion :)

ETA: have you got a trainer? If not, it sounds like it would help you alot if you had one, because draw reins will just cover the problem up, whereas a trainer will help you overcome it :)
Yes, impulsion is the most important thing, but when used correctly, draw reins are just supposed to show the horse to the correct frame. Or they can be used to help teach a horse to stretch down... I like them personally, however many people misuse them. You're only supposed to have the inside rein "tightened" and the other one loose - but many people just tighten up on both reins which creates problems.
They are a useful tool, but as with any piece of equipment, using them correctly is imperative.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
I get what your saying :) , but i've never heard of the Ultimate draw reins, what's the difference? :?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,266 Posts
JustDressageIt said:
I don't get why you wouldn't just use regular draw reins... have you ever used them before? If not, are you working with a trainer? It is very very easy to misuse them.
Well said. I have no idea what you posted actually is. I have never seen them. If you dont use draw reins, why use them in the first place? why use something else you arent familiar with and NO I dont would not recommend making your own riding gear, especially if its something you dont how to use.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
ive seen the ultimate draw reins used in driving, they have a pully, with just a string going through it as the rein goes up it hooks to a rein. It puts more pressure on the horses mouth and is easier to work in for you adleast. ive seen them a couple of times in riding, but mostly we use them for driving or long lineing.
in my opinion i think you should look into a german. they have a good effect like those draw reins, but if you've never used draw reins before these will help you not to pull too much on the horese mouth. it gives you room for mistake and them. its just a way better way to get a head set without the chance of flipping the horse over. (i no ive been on one that has)in a way they are good, but i would recomend you start with German Martingale & Reins. it looks like this
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,406 Posts
Ha ha ha ha. Draw reins are draw reins. There is no way those will help keep your horse "soft in the mouth". I know people who have those. Does the complete opposite. Just try regular draw reins :wink:

I am beginning to not like draw reins, which in my case is big. I am OCD about head set. Ask Harlee she will tell yah ;] But they have your horse work off the forehand. Yuck. Nah, i think i am going to find a way to teach head set without draw reins.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
17 Posts
yea i dont like them much either, thats why I said try the german. It's not draw reins, its just like useing any other kind of martingale. but for when useing draw reins the horse isn't so heave on the bit. germans can do that, but you can work a horse off that.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top