Bits, Bridles, Whips, sticks, Reeds, Food, Clickers, Bitless, Bareback, Saddles, Boots, Bandages,Halters,Ropes, liberty and all manner of stuff!

Phew! I am sure I could find more STUFF if I tried.

I have no objection to any of this stuff, I believe every person and every horse is an individual, every situation is different as well, what we have learnt along the way and how we listen, or not, to what our horse likes all has an impact on the ‘stuff’ we may feel we need.

Recently I have been riding bitless again, I used to ride Noons bitless and then we used a bit, we settled on a bit she was happy with, she had her opinions about snaffles, they were to be jangled and played with and they moved too much for her.  I experimented from time to time with halters, a cavesson and a sidepull all bitless options she always felt like she wasn’t taking riding seriously and would go a bit downhill, calm, steering fine, stopping fine, but just not proud.

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A year or so ago experimenting with a snaffle

I decided this time that as always it could be me !!!! maybe I just needed to work harder on me and not worry about her. We have stuck with this and we have learnt that we can do the ‘serious’ dressage attempting stuff ridden in our new bitless bridle. She tells me she is happy with this.

Today I asked her, can you carry me in the Bareback pad ? I think it might help me to check my balance, I know I need to hinder you as little as possible. She was happy with this although I don’t believe it’s good for her back to do this all the time. The tack I had on was just the stuff that felt right today.

Above all else there is one piece of stuff we have always known is the key to everything we do, so no matter what other stuff you use or don’t use, as of course it can all be done with no stuff.  Apart from this one most important thing……….. Whatever you do whatever you use make sure you do it with this important, most important STUFF. You will have to watch the video and listen to the words to find out…..

Wishing you all a lot of fun, love, and horsey happiness, whatever stuff you use and do. Jayne x

2 thoughts on “Bits, Bridles, Whips, sticks, Reeds, Food, Clickers, Bitless, Bareback, Saddles, Boots, Bandages,Halters,Ropes, liberty and all manner of stuff!

    • Thank you Kate, I love it when people comment, I know many people who tell me they have enjoyed reading some of my blogs but they never comment. So Thanks. I am always open to questions here as well.

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