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windinthemane

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rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Ok sorry if this is really long but this has been building up to long inside of me.

1) Childrens ponies and huge bits. What is up with it? I am 14 and only ride with a very soft snaffle bit. I understand if the pony needs the stronger bit but a 12.2 pony with a gag and a running martingale? Why? If the horse is too strong for you why buy it in the first place? I know a girl (older then me) with a 14.2 pony that she rides in a three ring on the last ring. She is too scared to ride oscar properly and he is wasted. Oscar doesn't need the three ring as the only time he will take a proper pull is out hunting and evn then he only needs the second ring on the bit. I don't get why she bought the horse in the first place as she cant ride him properly.(As in me and my friends ride him most of the time) she can't ride him any faster then a slow canter. She isn't scared of him he's just way to strong for her.

 

2) I know quite a few people that have a horse(as in a GOOD horse that cost a lot of money) and they are left in a field on few livery for a month or two then pulled in a they wonder why they can't make it round a showjmping course  or a crosscountry course. Does anybody have anyone like this on their yard? It just does my head in.

 

3) "He's soooooo cute I bet he's sooooo good. Please let me ride him!!!"  Anybody ever heard this? Regulary comes for rich little brats that  have never riden a horse before and think cause it's small it's good. I know a little 12hands gelding that can only be riden by a bout 5 or 6 people(i used to be one of them) and a rich family lived next to the field he was kept in. Every day I went down to help out with him I would get the 3 kids in the field begging for a go. After repeted answers of no he's not a beginers ride. There mom came out one day to tell me off for not letting her brats have a go. Finaly after her not listening to me for about an hour I said fine as long as you know I'm not having any responablity for anything that happened I got a helmet on the oldest ( a 12 year old boy) threw him up on fudge and told him have a nice ride! He lasted about 20 seconds on him! Luckily he didn't have any injuries and that was the last I heard from them. He was the best horse ever and could do anything with the people he liked but if he didn't like you you weren't riding and that was that! I think the longest someone he didn't like stayed on him was 2 minutes!.

 

4)Gadgets. Sigh............ why does every horse come with a martigale and a flash. Penny is riden in a neckstrap in cause I have a bad need for some balance and a cavanson.I think most come with them as they are in 'fasion' sigh.......... some horses need them but when 10hand high fat little 'LEADREIN' show ponies start to 'need' a martingale it's just a little much don't you think?

Sorry but I just hate peoplewasting or ruining great ponies and horses that peoeple could kill for.

Sorry for the HUGE rant but as I said it was just building up and I needed to get off my chest before I exploded! Has anyone else been wanting to scream lately?

 

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jenappaloosapony

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 My pony can be terribly naughty and I just ride in a loose ring french link snaffle with no noseband or martingale and it works find :)

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windinthemane

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Thank you! One person that knows a naughty pony doesn't need about a million gadgets to sort them out. If (where I llive) a pony gives a buck on goes the buck stopper thingy. If he bolts on goes a huge bit. The riding school I go to is the only one I know where the ponies aren't brainwashed and they teach the kids how to deal with a buck.

 

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CharParsley620

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Parsley can be a bit of a handful and is in a 3 ring dutch gag for a reason. It's on the penultimate ring. That's his only gadget, but it's necessary. He goes brilliantly in it so I don't see a problem. -.-

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 not all horses an ponies like a snaffle its very judgemental to say anyone that doesn't ride in a snaffle is over horsed.  I ride in a kimblewick because thats what my horse is happy in, he hates a snaffle.  

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CharParsley620

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 I've seen way to many cases on horses/ponies in snaffles and extremely rough hands. Hands that pull their heads all over the place and they tend to 'fight back'. I hate that. Sometimes a slightly stronger bit can equal much softer hands. 

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PonyMad4Ever

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Most horses I ride are in simple snaffles. It does annoy me. I met a girl who had a martingale 'for XC' but always rode him in it?!?! I don't get why strapping a horses head down improves them. A friend of mines horse bolted, so she's now in a pelham and double reins and a martingale I think. I personally disagree with this! It does NOT help.

 

However, some horses DO go better in a gag. As long as it is because it works and helps the horse, I think most gadgets are fine. But only if the horse has been schooled first - I mean, a Dressage horse in a martingale?!?!?!

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windinthemane

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 I do understand that some horses really need a gag or something stronger. And I am not trying to say anyone with a gag is over horsed I am talking aboutt if the horse doesn't need it and its just the rider that needs it to feel safe on the horse their is a SMALL problem. Im sorry if it looks like I am talking about evry rider in general but Im just taking about the riders that have their horses strapped down in gear that they don't need.

 

 

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CharParsley620

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Well in that case, I agree with you. I think some people just love love love gadgets and anything 'fancy'. The only other thing I have purely for decoration is my half pad which is just beautiful. Best £20 I ever spent! 

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 I woldn't know about straps and gear I don't use any, never have, just more stuff to keep clean as far as i can see but bits need to be suited to the individual horse, my horse is strong, has been known to bolt on occasion and can buck at olympic level,   Many a small pony is as strong as an ox and will take advantage of a small rider, its safer as far as I can see to have a bit in the pony that means it can be controlled rather than a snaffle that is being hauled around in the poor ponys mouth to no avail.  

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windinthemane

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Re: rant! Sorry have to get it off my chest!

 Thanks for understanding. I do get your point off view and I knwo quite a few horses that need a stronger bit but their in the best bit for them not the one that is in 'fasion' or fancy or their favourite rider uses it on their horses(believe me this is a reason I was given for a horrible bit that I forgot the name off) I like the pic Charparsley. Some riders just don't know how to find the bit their horse works well in and they just go with the one their friend or someone uses.#

 

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