Poll Archive

Do you ride in a bitless bridle? Which type?

  • No (70%)
  • Hackamore (10%)
  • Sidepull (10%)
  • Other (10%)
  • Cross-under (0%)
  • Bosal (0%)

5 latest comments:

  • Went back to bit horse much quieter.

Do you give your horse a glucosamine supplement?

  • No (62%)
  • Yes, regularly (15%)
  • Sometmes (23%)

5 latest comments:

  • Only the ones who need it and respond well.
  • A previous gelding, yes, but not my current and much younger boy.

Have you had a horse euthanized?

  • Yes (69%)
  • No (31%)

5 latest comments:

  • I have euthed 1 for age and 1 for untreatable colic
  • My 12 year-old 1/2 Aragian/1/2 Appoloosa went blind. He was too anxious to continue safely. Worse experience ever, but went peacefully.
  • Yes, three of my own, and some of my boarders horses.
  • Catastrophic field injury
  • More than one.

Does your horse lower his head to be bridled?

  • Yes (56%)
  • No (44%)

5 latest comments:

  • Both of my horses reach for the bit. I have always provided them with a cookie after the bridle goes on.
  • If they have been consistently handled to lower the head it becomes part of the routine. Not rocket science.
  • Oliver is perfect. He is 29 and I am 62 and he is very kind and generous like that. I am besotted. 🙂

Do you ride with ergonomic stirrups?

  • No (36%)
  • What are those? (36%)
  • Yes (28%)

5 latest comments:

  • mdc with swivel and flex sides for dressage and 'flex on' for jumping and training
  • Why?
  • MDC S curve Flex stirrups

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