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M.C Diamond Tack Training Fork. Made of heavy harness leather. Solid brass snap and
How to Use a Running Martingale
The main purpose of the horse training fork, also called a running
martingale, is to limit how high the horse can raise its head while
riding. This can be beneficial when your horse tosses his head or
carries his neck too high while being ridden. Before you use a training
fork, find out if there is a reason the horse is throwing his head
around. The animal may be responding to a sore back, a pinch caused by
the saddle, dental problems or other physical pains.
1 Put the bridle and other tack on the horse as normal.
2 Attach the training fork to the girth or breastplate of the horse. It
should snap easily onto the ring. Some running martingales also attach
with a strap that is either threaded through or snapped to the girth.
3 Lower the horse's head to you while you speak in soft tones to calm
4 Connect the two ends of the training fork to the reins by sliding each
side of the reins through the appropriate rings on the training fork.
The training fork should not apply pressure at this point.
5 Adjust the reins and training fork so the horse does not feel any
pressure in a normal position. The reins should run straight from the
rider's hands, through the rings on the training fork and to the bit, in
a straight line.
6 Lead the horse through a normal routine and be prepared for changes in
the way the reins respond when the horse raises its head. When the horse
raises its head, the reins will lower in your hands.
7 Walk the horse so that it gets used to the new tack. After you feel
the horse has gotten used to the tack at this pace, slowly increase your
speed and movement. Make sure the horse is completely comfortable with
the current pace before moving on to other aspects of the ride.
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