REIN CONTACT. SOFT HANDS OR NOT?

    REIN CONTACT. SOFT HANDS OR NOT?   I often get asked about light hands when referring to the rein control of horses.  This has to the most confused subject in the Horse Industry, the one subject that is largely kept back from pupils imho and the one that causes the most failed training scenarios of all. Video, Trainers, Coaches and experts everywhere, are most often very politically correct these days and will rarely let the plebs’ see what happens in the ‘real world’, how they themselves ride (behind closed doors) and why those at the top have so […]

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THE POWER OF THE ONE REIN STOP

The Power of the One Rein Stop is awesome and yet little known or used around the World.   Do you like broken Bones? I don’t, which is why I am hot on this subject!!   Horses can only fall over if they don’t have a ‘Lateral Mouth’   https://horseproblems.com.au/product-category/saddlery-shop-by-horseproblems/re-mouthing-the-horse/   Are You one of the Millions who get on suspect Horses WITHOUT MOUTHS and without Rein Control Australian Horsemanship style???? Are You going to be one of these statistics?????   read ‘Bolting Horse’   The Power of the “One Rein Stop” is rarely taught and therefore rarely understood. I […]

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TESTING THE LATERAL MOUTH OF YOUR HORSE

      Testing the Lateral Mouth of all Horses that I work on, is the reason I am still able to ride rough Horses at my age, is because of this Mouthing system and the One Rein Stop.   Trust me Folks, don’t listen to anyone who says “Ride Him through it!”……we had one Bucked off this Week!        Go to the Round Pen. Install a good quality Roller and have a bridle with an FM Bit fitted.  Clip your lunge rein through the side D-Ring of the Roller and onto the bit.   Without warning, […]

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HELP….I CAN’T LET THE REINS GO!!

  At a recent Equine Science Symposium, mention was made of the affects of incorrect riding, training or teaching upon the ultimate deaths in horses. I can attest that this is in fact true and prevalent.   It is a constant mystery to me why virtually no horse rider of the ‘English’ persuasion or learning can ‘let the reins go’ If only these riders’ knew the great benefits that they could inherit, if only they could.   I have to admit that this subject is the cause of me grimacing daily and thinking thoughts of what might have been. If […]

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WHY MOUTHS DETERIORATE

    Why Mouths deteriorate on Horses. What are the reasons for the mouths of horses to progressively deteriorate after being handed over to the owner by the ‘Breaker’? They almost always do, some more than others and some, totally.   Lets say the mouth of the horse is finished at a 9-10 when it is handed back to the owner. From that day forward, unless the owner is a professional rider, the mouth of that horse will diminish for various reasons and end anywhere between zero and about 6.5. I rarely meet one over that mark. So what are […]

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LONG REINING AND MOUTH DAMAGE

Long reining and mouth damage, means outside the Round Pen, wandering around the Property. A process that I describe as a Trainer getting a ‘warm inner glow’ that the Horse can be stopped, before mount up 🙂 There are many accidents with this system and once a Horse gallops off with the Reins flapping behind the Legs, few can fix them. I have had many through here! I have two points that I would like to make about the use of ‘Long Reins” in the breaking in ( starting) process of the young horse.   That of the hundreds of […]

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THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY SIDE REINS WITH THE HORSE

The damage done by side reins

  The damage caused by side reins with the Horse occurs in all Horses BELOW established Elementary Standard. After that, it matters not for they know about ‘Collection’   A LETTER (25,000 and counting)   Hi I am hoping that you can help me. I have a lovely little Arabian who has been under saddle for 12 months he is rising 5. His natural head carriage is quite arched. He works lovely under saddle but has the tendency to over bend. Everyone has said take up the contact and push him forward, problem being he is forward and the more […]

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Don’t Mouth the Horse if you haven’t done the Teeth

    Don’t Mouth your Horse if You haven’t done the Teeth. It is unkind   You cannot successfully start or break in a Horse if the Teeth aren’t in top shape. If you try, you will NEVER get a top Mouth due to the pain attached to the Mouthing process and the learned resistance taught. Horses do not trust the Bit or the hands of a Rider if they are hurting.     CHECKING TEETH There is no point in putting the hand up the side of the jaw and having a feel of the front half of the […]

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