I have started riding a mare and the owners have her in the lowest level Myler bit, I think they said. Its almost like an eggbutt with a roller type thing in the middle of the snaffle. I dont know much about the Myler bit system but I wanted to know what y’all thought. She does seem to play with the bit a lot and open and shut her mouth but she also hasnt been riden much at all in the past few years. Some opinions or small explanation on what the Myler bit system is would be great. Thanks!
I am starting to ride a 7/8yo TB mare who was never raced. She’s been out of work my friend and I are starting her back up! We don’t think she’s ever been tought to jump but we want to teach her so I can start eventing her in August hopefully! So Im wondering if we teach her to jump if she could be jumping at least 3′ in 3-4 months or if that would be rushing her. I REALLY don’t want to push her too fast. but she is also very athletic and I feel at a good age to really start doing the work. if she picks it up and we do the right exercises to progress her, do you think that it is ok for her to jump that height in that period of time?
I wanted an opinion on the price for a horse. He is a 13yo TB gelding 15.2hh. Solid at a beginner novice level eventing but has also shown successfully at local hunter shows(They LOVE him). Very nice quiet guy, slow and pokey (kick-go/pull-stop) for a beginner or will pick up if an advanced rider asks. Gets between 30 and 40% on dressage tests and goes clean jumping. Barely ever looks at anything when riding cross country, does ditches and water. Trails with other horses or alone. Used to give lessons to 4/5 yo and is still AMAZING with beginners or tense riders. Rides bareback great and can even be ridden bridleless. He does everything and anything you ask of him, very willing. I was thinking around $5,000 but I really dont know so I want some opinions please! This is honestly a great horse.
These are picture taken from the first and second days of the Lucinda Green clinic I went to back in October! Picture 1 I just love and find very unique. The second picture I am landing off a skinny, about a stride and a half (2 very small strides if you could squeeze!) to a ditch, then a 45 degree turn to the right in two strides to a log pyramid about 2’9″! I learned so much at the clinic and had tons of fun! Clergy and I really got to push ourselves and schooled up to training level stuff when we are only competing at Beginner Novice! Gave me much anticipation and hope for the future! I hope you all enjoy these pictures! They are for the contest but comments are welcome! Thanks
My horse is a 13yo OTTB gelding. Most of the time when I ride, Clergy will open and close his mouth or just ride with it slightly open. I know this is a sign of him trying to evade the bit but looking back at some of my bareback/bridleless riding he is still going around with his mouth open. Im not really sure if there is a reason but knowing my horse I think he does it a lot when he stresses out or is confused. He just recently had his teeth done so I know its not anything like that. I guess Im wondering what others may think the cause is??
Also, a previous trainer I had finds the fact that he will ride around with his mouth out alomost repulsive and has suggested multiple times to put a flash or drop down around his mouth to keep him from being able to open it. But my trainer now hates drops and says they can keep the horse from really being able to relax his jaw and I agree. My new trainer also thinks it may be a habit he formed from being a kids lesson horse for so long and needing to get away from harsh jerking hands, and that with enough work he will eventually be able to realized he can relax his jaw once he realizes im not going to pull and yank on his mouth.
I would just like peoples opinions, or if it could maybe be a sign of a different problem. Im not really sure. But anyway Thanks for any comments! I hope this isnt too confusing…
In the first picture I am riding Clergy bareback about a year or two after I started riding. Clergy was about 6yo then and once he came off the track and was retrained I was one of his first lesson kids! Now, 7 years later he and I are back together! The second picture is us November 2012 our first time jumping 2’6″ bareback and brideless! Loce this horse to pieces!