Above the Bit

November 10, 2013

  Are You an ‘English Discipline Rider’? Is your Horse ‘on the bit’? Correctly ‘on the bit’?    I write this to make you think. To think about your adequacy in putting a horse ‘on the bit’, in a frame, head down, round or anything else you want to call it. I speak generally. I include all those people who ride the ‘English’ discipline and who do attempt to ride with a contact in order to achieve putting their horse ‘into a frame’   Through my observations, the percentage of Australian Horse Riders’ who cannot achieve this task would roughly […]

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WHY MOUTHS DETERIORATE

November 6, 2013

  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 the causes of this?   Having a […]

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