At the time of riding, we must have good control over it, so the jaquima, muzzle or head will not work, so we must use the reins with bites (brake or fillet), each horse is different so the sensitivity of Your mouth will also vary, there are some that require a softer brake and others a more tense one. The only way to know which one fits your horse is through experience, trial and error, when the horse is comfortable with the brake will not have any inconvenience and will not pull the reins.
2. We put the mouthpiece
The second step in putting the reins on a horse consists of place the mouthpiece in the equine's mouth, always with special care, because we can harm the horse and it can even bite us. exist different types of mouth, the most prominent are:
We always place the front behind the ears Be careful because horses are especially sensitive in this area and some hate being touched by their ears. We remove the hair from the straps so that it does not get caught and we proceed to tie the reins.
4. We adjust the drowning
A finger must enter the mouth closure approximately between the leash and the horse to avoid harming it. Then we continue adjusting the drowning, so that the head does not come out if the animal scratches itself. Here it is recommended that you enter at least one hand Between the belt and the equine.
As we have seen before there are different types of openings, the ones we have mentioned above are just some of them, however there are many more types. The same goes for the reins, and every horse needs its own.
How can we know what each horse needs? The best is go testing and choose what best suits the horse, with what is most comfortable. We must also see which one best suits our needs as riders or Amazons.
When we prepare a horse to go riding, it is recommended place the reins last. It is preferable place the equine mount first to prevent the horse from spending too much time with the mouthpiece on, since it is a nuisance to the equine and is usually a bit annoying.
It is said that a horse is "placed" when its head is in an upright position with respect to the ground.
The correct placement of the horse's head will be achieved with the lateral incursion of the neck inwards, until the horse's eye can be seen from the inside side. In this exercise, it will be important to use the outside rein as it will limit the flexion of the neck inwards.
The flexibility of the neck can vary greatly depending on the horse, they may be hard or too flexible.
It is common to find resistance of the horses to the correct placement of the head. To do this, the rider must:
- Use the inside rein, giving little fingers with ajar fingers
- Resist with the outside rein, maintaining contact with the horse's mouth
- Use the inside leg, at the height of the webbing, tapping with the heel, until the horse yields and is allowed to stretch the neck and lower the head
At the same time that the placement of the horse is requested, the lateral flexion of the neck must be maintained inwards. For this, figures such as circles or eights can be made, which will help to maintain the incursion of the horse. And you should return to these figures every time that incursion is lost.