As I write, hundreds of Thousands of People are riding their Horses
around, 'on a contact' for reasons only detrimental to the Horse,
the one they think they love.
The point of this article is simply this......if You want to take up
a contact on the mouth of Your Horse, for reasons of looking
pretty.....'in a frame', then You had better be doing it right or
You are simply terrorizing it.
If You don't know how to properly do it, stop it and go and learn on
a School Horse!...and...
If You dare take hold of the Mouth of Your Horse, there is no excuse
for inflicting discomfort.
The only acceptable way to hold a
'Contact' on the Mouth of a Horse, is when it is truly 'round', not
the Bit' and that it is soft,
and correct. All other ways inflict negative Veterinary outcomes
upon the Horse......and therefore discomfort. You should now read
So why is this practice 'Par for the Course'? Why is that the VAST
MAJORITY of Horse Riders from the 'English Disciplines' insist upon
riding 'above the Bit'? Think about the Horse Industry systems when
MOST PEOPLE cannot ride a Horse soft and in a place where Horses can
Think about it, do You do it? Are You
one of the majority? Are You contributing to the hidden
sadness of Your Horse?
If in doubt, stop it and get help or RIDE ON A
READ MY LIPS
After many Thousands of Horses across my
50 Year Career, most being so called 'Problem Horses', I know this
for a fact......
If You are going to participate in 'English Training' of a Horse on
an Arena or Competition, it HAS TO BE CORRECT. For if it is not:
forget it, for You are not keeping Your
Horse happy and You are riding it to the detriment of it's Body and
THE GERMAN TRAINING SCALE
You may wonder why a 'Horseman' would talk about this. Well trust
me, I know and have proven countless times, that this system of
training, IN ANY DISCIPLINE, is the 'Holy Grail' of Horse
Regards to Your Horses
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