Quick Tip – Leaning On The Bit

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Episode summary

In this Quick Tip episode, Traci and Carleton Brooks discuss how they modified training equipment for their young horse who tends to lean on the bit with his tongue.

In this case they have removed the Cavesson so that the horse can move his tongue more freely.

Without adding any leverage to the bridle you can ask your horse to move forward or backwards.

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Balmoral provides world-class hunter, jumper and equitation training out of three locations in Southern California; Malibu, Los Angeles and Palos Verdes.

Traci and Carleton Brooks have a lifetime of experience with horses, an extensive teaching and training background and a keen ability to match horses and riders and produce results. They share an appreciation and respect for horses, and in addition to their training skills they are also well known for their high standard of horse care and attention to detail.

Together they’ve trained and produced numerous National Champions such as Penn Square, Ragtime Cowboy, Triton Z, Wish List, Sleepwalk, Virtue and Corallie. They are also well known for bringing riders from beginners to National Champions. Together they have trained horses and riders to numerous championship at shows such as The Pennsylvania National Horse Show, The Washington International Horse Show, The National Horse Show, Devon, Junior Hunter Finals and International Derby Finals.

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