Saddling and Bridling Your Horse
Are you adept at bridling and saddling your horse? Here’s a refresher course.
Your bridle is your wheel, you employ it to get your horse to go the way you desire. The bridle generally is composed of the headstall, which encompasses the bit, and the reins. The bit goes in the horse’s mouth and the reins are in the hands of the rider. There are variations of the bridle that do not have a bit.
Try hard not to complicate the process of bridling your horse. Some first cares you should take include unravelling all of it and getting it free of snags before fitting it onto the pony. You would like the bridling to go smoothly. It’s best that your pony isn’t tied when he’s getting bridled. Make sure your horse is at ease as you fit on the bridle. You don’t need him to spook and do something unexpected and unpleasant.
Make very sure the reins don’t get in the way? Putting them over the horse’s head resting over his neck would be the best way of getting things done smoothly. Be very sure they don’t get parts of the bridle underfoot, yours or the horse’s, because that can finish up in it getting snapped or damaged. Check that the headstall is free from tangles, and that its in fine working condition.
Though you can bridle the pony from either side, it is a good idea to do it from the left, where you have easy access to the bridle clasps.
Reach out to the opposite side of your horse’s neck with your right hand, and use your left hand to open up the bit as you hold the bridle crown with your right hand. Be very sure to correctly hold and proffer the bit so your horse accepts it nicely.
When the bridle is loose, it will slide easily over the horse’s head and once it is in position, you tighten it appropriately.
Saddling is most straightforward when your pony is no stranger to having something on its back. The best way to attain this is to keep lying and taking off the saddle blanket a few times, so that the pony gets used to it.
You start the process of saddling your horse with the blanket. Ensure it covers your horse’s withers and is free of folds when you spread it. You can choose 2 or 3 blankets, whatever you think best.
The saddle goes on top of the blankets. You might find the activity of tossing on the saddle a strain if you’re tiny physically. Practice will give you the right swing. Never forget to test that the girth, the cinches and the rest is free and in the right position before putting the saddle on.
The art of saddling involves technique and finesse more than brute strength. You swing the saddle high enough to clear the horse’s back, but you control the motion enough to make certain it does not slam down on the horse.
If you keep him content, he’ll reciprocate.
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