Jumping by dh

Jumping

A training session today. Tilly (the horse) has a very soft mouth which gets cut very easily so we've being trying her in a bitless bridle, but this has resulted in a loss of brakes, so today we tried a German hackamore (another bitless bridle). This seems to work but we won't really know until we take her to a competition and the adrenaline sets in.
Luckily we were outside today so I was able to get some action shots. Most of the competitions at this time of year are indoors and I struggle to get a fast enough shutter speed without boosting the ISO to unacceptable levels.
We have a lady in our stable who uses the bitless bridle on her mare....she works FINE with it. My mare rides well in a hackamore. Depends on the horse, but they don't all need the bit.
February 17th, 2013  
and i have a friend who foxhunts with a bitless bridle -- she is leading the 2nd field right now after a master's accident -- good luck -- its definitely doable. Tilly looks like a lovely horse
February 17th, 2013  
A gr8 action shot!
February 17th, 2013  
Awesome action!
February 17th, 2013  
Wow!!!!!! Amazing!!!!
February 17th, 2013  
Fantastic action shot. Wow!!!
February 17th, 2013  
Ann
Excellent ! a fav
February 18th, 2013  
That looks like a pretty serious horse. Bitless bridles fascinate me, I love to see people using them
February 19th, 2013  
@jantan She's built like a tank and her show name is Here Comes Trouble (very apt). I'm taking Tai (Ellen's own horse) back to the equine hospital on Thursday to find out if she can start riding him again for the first time since September.
February 19th, 2013  
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