Loop ring snaffles

Grey_Arab

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I was just wondering if anyone had any experince of using one?
I was thinking of trying it on my boy to jump as he tends to put his head in the air and be very strong, but always keen, so I don't want to discourage that, just to have a little bit more control!
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I use one at the moment for my 5yo welsh cob. He was starting to pull like a tank in the school no matter what we did so I reluctantly decided to change his bit to one of these. The change was incredible - he tried to charge through it once in the long reins & ever since he's been as polite & light as I could wish. His schooling is now happening because we can actually train him rather than get into a fight all the time.

Well worth a try IMO. I'm not sure how much it will get his head down but it's definately useful for strong horses that you want to be a little more respectful but not backing off all the time.
 

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Hmm I might try that on my cob. He's a very good boy but he's so big and strong and sometimes I need extra brakes. the only problem is that he is quite lazy sometimes - would this be unsuitable for him then?
 

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I suppose it depends if he'll go forward on a light contact without much rein support. If you need to keep a contact to keep him together then I guess it might be like having the handbrake on all the time? Little Un is very forwards all the time & will happily have very little contact so I don't have a problem.

Maybe try a pelham with two reins? I find they're very versatile & you could just use the curb when you need extra brakes. That was my initial idea for Little Un but RI wasn't at all keen, however I think I'll try it when his schooling is a bit more established because I feel the action is under my control a lot more.
 
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