Mustangs Musts...

Mustangs Musts...
Veedawoo Aragon Escalante Galitzier

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bitless and treeless...

No pictures of today, the mountains are veiled in Fog and it is very muddy...Coppersmith had a simple lesson plan today. Walking and grazing by the road while cars drove by and trotting with me without overtaking me and staying nice parallel. Then he lunged in the meadow on a hillside in trot and some canter and got good out of breath (8000ft elevation), then he got to graze and then he got to have more plastic bag with equine senior all over. We were in the roundpen with the woodshavings and the ball and then he got to graze some more...Aragon, who is a member of the formation drill team and also has to be prepared for the Makeover got to wear the FREEFORM treeless saddle and the LG Bitless bridle today....I love riding with minimal equipment...all treeless saddles have great close contact, one can feels the muscles of the horse without putting too much pressure on the spine...The results when I pull the saddle off are convincing. So I can use one saddle for all my different horses...There is the BOB MARSHALL SPORTS saddle for x-country and trail/endurance, the ANSUR for more dressage and arena/jumping and now the Freeform/high tech...always with a solid 3/4inch temperfoam saddle pad. Either a Grandeur or a SKITO or a Supracor or a Saddleright...The LG-bitless bridle was developed by my friend Monika Lehmenkuehler from Germany. She is at the forefront of negotiations and trials to change the rules of the International Dressage Federation to allow bitless riding in higher leves of dressage competition. Her bridle is a headstall with a wheeltype element next to the mouth which when engaged excerts some pressure on poll, nose and chin...without metal in the mouth...HER SLOGAN IS:
The bit in the horses mouth creates a saliva building chewing and eating reflex interfering with air-intake...TRY JOGGING WITH A SPOON IN YOUR MOUTH...
Anyway, Coppersmith is not there yet, neither the treeless saddle nor the bitless bridle....but I am working on it...

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