Is your horse interested in snacking whilst driving? swiping at bushes, nipping grass along the way? You are not alone. One good solution to the problem is a check rein. Chimacum Tack offers side checks in sizes from mini thru draft. The cord side check, shown here is generally effective on mini’s and ponies. For larger horses you’ll want the betathane adjustable side check.
To use a side check, you’ll need rings on your crown piece (some people keep a second crown)piece so they have the choice of having the rings on the bridle all of the time or not) then the side check goes from back to front thru the rings and snaps to the bit on either side. The loop at the end hooks to your water hook on the saddle and voila when your horse dives for the grass something says oops, you aren’t supposed to do that.
**Please understand this is not to be used in place of training. We aren’t recommending you skip any training steps!! A pony can easily learn they are not to eat grass when working.
Here is a video that shows how Mindy PonyPrincess teaches her ponies not to graze unless asked:
Cord Side Check is recommended for all mini and pony sizes. Large Pony and Horse Sizes available. Snaps at bit ends.
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