When you ride a flange, braking can be difficult at first, but there is actually a simple thing to do. Part of successfully stopping a horse is to take care that the flange does not bother the horse. This article takes you through the required steps.
Note : This article demonstrates how to fit a full size bridle. Flanges usually come in three sizes: Pony, Percheron horses and full size.
Steps How to Get a Bridle On a Horse
1. Get ready, get the flange. Ponte your riding helmet at this stage if desired.
2. Tie your horse safely. Your horse should have a basic halter at this point. The most common tethers for use with flanges are low profile nylon type instead of type double layer of leather.
If you have one person hold the horse the first few times, it can be of great help.
Do not be afraid to ask for help from an instructor or an experienced rider if you are not sure what to do.
3. Measure the flange.
Begin by loosening the guardians of the flange. Just undo the part that holds the jaw and cheek.
Place your right size flange against the side of your horse’s head. This is to approximately evaluate the extent of the mouth and to make sure that when you actually put the flange in a way that you will not pull the mouth and hurt him.
If the mouth is very high, or too low, adjust the mailing cheek approximately correct height.
Place the flange against the head again.
4. Try the flange. Position yourself next to the shoulder of the horse (left side) nearby.
Hold the reins in your left hand. Slide the reins of the bridle over the horse’s head. Spend the flange under the chin to rest on the horse’s nose. It helps to hold the noseband away to give the horse a better chance of not taking the leather straps with the mouth.
Give the bit. Stretch straps through the horse’s neck and put the mouthpiece in your left hand.
Open his mouth by placing your thumb on one side of the mouth to the open – your goal is to apply some pressure on the jaw. One trick is to push the lip of the horse under your thumb to protect your thumb bitten (the horse may bite you, but do not bite itself). A horse can not accept the bit if it is very cold so try heating the mouthpiece in your hands first so that the mouth is welcome.
Be careful not to click on the metal nozzle in the horse’s teeth while you elaborate snooze.
Place the halter over his ears, gently pushing the loops ears and bringing any crest. Put your ear close below the nod first, then farther ear. Thus if the nearest ear hurts and acts scared away or somehow you can walk to the other side of your horse and place the second ear through the halter. This will help prevent your horse from the distant ear shake and can hit you.
It’s better if you can do it without removing the halter until you are sure that your horse will accept the flange is positioned in a place without being insured. Slide the halter off once the flange is in place.
Verify flange adjustment as shown in the following steps.
5. Measure the height of the mouth. Open the mouth of your horse. The mouthpiece should be placed in the corners. Otherwise, parts of the shortened mejilas a precise height.
Adjust the cheek piece of the other side equally, so they are both the same level.
A good indication to show that you have placed the mouth properly, is a wrinkle around the mouth when it has been closed.
6. Measure the width of the mouth.
Place a thumb on either side of the mouth rings. There must be a distance of one thumb on either side of the mouth.
7. Measure the throat latch. Latch strap throat is usually attached to the head piece. Is always on the left. It must be loose.
Once it is fixed, you should be able to fit four fingers or a fist between the area of gardanta and whip. This is to ensure that nothing that interferes with breathing horse.
8. Adjust the noseband.
The noseband should be at a height where you can fit two fingers under the overhang cheekbone. If too low, adjust the subject to the correct height.
Check once again with your fingers. When the noseband is fixed, you should be able to fit two fingers inside. This allows the horse to relax his jaw when mounted.
9. Check the side of the front. This should fit snugly around its head. It should never be too tight as this could pull your head forward and squeeze your ears. The front side should be no loose nor – otherwise might slip backwards.
10. Fit the reins. Reins must have the correct length for the size of your horse.
When you take the rein contact with your horse’s head in your normal riding, extreme parts should not interfere with the foot or stirrup position. If the reins are too short, your horse can not stretch out and relax.
Hold the reins in place when the halter and rid are SLEEPING.
Advice How to Get a Bridle On a Horse
- When you’re buying a new adapter, it is always better to have a few extra holes that can be adjusted to shorter or longer as the leather stretches over time. Or you might need to change the horse’s bridle at some point.
- Horses tend to accept the flange easier when associated with something good as a treat or a nice flavor, so try to put some honey or rub a mint on the flange to help the horse accept it.
- When you put your finger in the horse’s mouth, push it back where no teeth, so it can not bite you. When you press down, the pressure will make you open its mouth.
- If you have a horse that is causing problems, for example, lift his head up, squeeze the base of his ears and lower the head. If not, put your hand on the bridge of the nose and behind the base of the ears, shake his head slightly and say “down” firmly.
Warnings How to Get a Bridle On a Horse
- Horses can be sometimes unpredictable animals. If you’re holding back one, you’re dealing with its teeth, so be careful.
- Do not let your reins are on the floor, because if the horse steps on them, could quickly become entangled and by putting itself in danger.
- Never use a horse bridle. Leather is not strong enough to support a horse pulling it and if the flange fits, the pieces of metal in it can be dangerous.
- Try not to walk behind a horse, unless you’re taking a safe distance. When lifting its hooves to keep yourself side of the horse.
Things you need :
A well mannered horse or pony
A suitable flange
A halter and a rope