View Full Version : Heather.......It worked!!
30th Aug 2000, 07:59 PM
Well after reading you answer to my question about Rosie sleeping on the job, I had a go with a Pelham....very gingerly and gently,with hubby standing by and your book balanced on Rosie's withers!!!My, What a difference.I was sooooooo gentle because I didn't want to hurt her,and I'd never used two sets of reins before. She immediately salivated and softened. Far from perfect, but awake, listening, looked much nicer, didn't hurt me, and most importantly, I don't think I hurt her.I was thrilled.Wow! What a lot of spaghetti though! Many thanks Heather!
30th Aug 2000, 09:24 PM
Told you. :D :D :D
30th Aug 2000, 10:16 PM
Well done. You've more courage than I. What Pelham did you use?
31st Aug 2000, 09:19 AM
Glad to hear the pelham is wokring for you too!
2nd Sep 2000, 01:39 PM
Well,..... I was kinda nervous.I tried Rosie in a jointed Stainless Steel Pelham.She doesn't seem too happy with these Mullen mouth or straight -bar bits at all.Sticks her head in the air and tries to get her tongue over them.However, I have to say I'm not entirely confident in myself using two sets of reins but I'm more than happy that a Pelham is good for Rosie, so it's worth a try.I used two completely different colour reins...just so I didn't get confused.You hold the CURB rein in the manner you would normally hold your naffle, then your SNAFFLE reins on the OUTSIDE of your little fingers if that makes sense.Correct me if I'm wrong for goodness' sake somebody!!!! It does take some concentration and getting used to, but isn't as horrendous as you'd think.I don't think you can do much damage if you keep your sessions short and be gentle with your hands to start with until you understand what you're doing with them! Rome wasn't built in a day and all that!!
Go for it........Have a go! I'm so glad I did.E-mail me privately with your address if you WANT to, and I'll send you a good picky!!
2nd Sep 2000, 02:06 PM
Gwen, I tried to send you an e-mail but as it flashed out I think I may have sent it to Sarah instead. Sarah, my apologies, Gwen, let me know (here or by e-mail) if you didn't get my e-mail. I'd love to see the pictures.
3rd Sep 2000, 08:27 PM
I have always liked a pelham and had good results from them on certain horses. My stallion went beautifully in one. Light, happy & responsive. Then a BHS instructor stepped in and told me I was being harsh and made me change to a snaffle. Not good. Heavy, leaning and out hunting no reminder about brakes!!
I'm reading Heather's book at the moment, it is so refreshing. Heather is confirming loads of things that I had worked out for myself but certain qualified folk had rubbished. I should have had more faith in good old fashioned common sense than book knowledge.
This has given me the stimulation to put our Fjord mare in one, I think she would go so much better in one.
I do love this site! Thanks Heather.
10th Sep 2000, 08:12 PM
Absolutely my pleasure Wally. This is the only site I really like too, and the only one that I will be really contributing to in future. I get so fed up with all of the bitching and backbiting on other lists. New ider is always friendly and civil. Long may it continue, and thanks to Mike!!
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