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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    I'm not knowledgeable about bits, but would a bit of lunging before you get up do the trick?
    Last edited by mule; 04-02-18 at 08:19 PM.

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Auslander View Post
    OP says that she does it when she's fresh!
    But that it is abnormal for her.

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    Quote Originally Posted by equi View Post
    But that it is abnormal for her.
    It's not abnormal for her when she has been out of work for so long!

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    Quote Originally Posted by mule View Post
    I'm not knowledgeable about bits, but would a bit of lunging before you get up do the trick?
    Unfortunately vets have advised against lunging so we just have to go straight out hacking at the moment! Hence why I just want a little extra help whilst she is going through this exhuberant stage!

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    I wouldn't change bit but would put a Market Harborough on if a 1 rein stop isn't working, but I'd also be lunging to try and get any idiocy out first.
    Edit, just read your last post about lunging.
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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    I suggest a Cheltenham gag, I had great success with this bit as a teenager riding my new very opinionated Welsh cob, and as he began to respect me we moved down the levels to a Pelham and eventually a snaffle..

    And I know my current trainer recommends for horses who pull down.


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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    a bit isn't going to stop a horse bucking though. Any of our who have been out of work we loose school to let them get it out before we get on. If they have a buck in them they need to get out, then its better off letting them do it before you get on. All the bits in the world won't stop them!

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    I'd have a chat with the vet. Getting the jinks out on the lunge is preferable to sitting on them. If the vet understands the issues they might weigh it up differently!

    Does the behaviour start in walk, or only when you step it up a gear? If the latter, I'd do a looooog walk before I asked for anything more. You will want lots of walking anyway depending how long she has been off.

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddi22 View Post
    a bit isn't going to stop a horse bucking though. Any of our who have been out of work we loose school to let them get it out before we get on. If they have a buck in them they need to get out, then its better off letting them do it before you get on. All the bits in the world won't stop them!
    Totally agree, I know a bit won't stop a horse bucking! But it will stop her yanking her head down which means I can then get the head up and push her on hopefully before the bucks start!

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    Default Re: What bit for keeping head up?

    Quote Originally Posted by Theocat View Post
    I'd have a chat with the vet. Getting the jinks out on the lunge is preferable to sitting on them. If the vet understands the issues they might weigh it up differently!

    Does the behaviour start in walk, or only when you step it up a gear? If the latter, I'd do a looooog walk before I asked for anything more. You will want lots of walking anyway depending how long she has been off.
    At the moment we are just walking out for 20 mins and she has been as good as gold to be fair! Although she has done a few head yanks when she has got a bit sharp and so I suspect this behaviour will start once we extend our hacking to the ridgeway as she has done a lot of fast work up there so finds it quite exciting! Staying in trot will be the issue and that's when she will probably do her naughtiness

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