When it comes to horse and rider training, tack
and horse training equipment are two of the most important factors. Training supplies
and the training methods used vary considerably depending on rider experience
and horse temperament. Your tack is determined by how you plan on riding -
English or Western?
English riding involves close communication between the
horse and its rider. English tack is the equipment used in disciplines like
dressage, hunting, and jumping to name just a few. The best way to ensure clear
communication with your horse during training is with top quality tack, such as
English bits, English stirrups and breastplates.
Western tack is in many ways a symbol of the American west
full of open frontiers, herding cattle and rugged cowboys. Western riding tack,
such as saddles, western bits and saddle blankets, allow the rider and the
horse to experience a freedom movement not typically associated with English
Lunging is a common method for exercising and training
horses. With the use of body language, a lunge line, and a lunge whip, new
riders can learn essential commands while more experienced riders can work on
more advanced training exercises.
Choosing the proper training equipment is important for you
and your horse, especially if the training is to be successful. Remember to use
what you are comfortable with and you will undoubtedly share an unbelievable
and rewarding experience.