This is a blog of my two draft crosses, Kal and Kinsley, and our adventures together. This blog contains bitless riding, barefoot trimming, horse training, and equine fitness & health. This blog does not contain anything to do with: bits, horse shoes, or abusive riding/training.

 

vegally:

kourtesyofkal:

24.07.14

Please take care of the position of the noseband, the flat nosebone is delicate and a noseband of any sort near or on where the bone splits is painful as it can easily fracture/move from pressure on it! It would do much better a bit higher up on the horses nose :) I wouldnt want anyone to unintentionally harm their horse when the situation is fixable.

Please, please, please actually research your facts before you reblog my picture. And for goodness sake, don’t use tumblr as a source of information. I’ve seen the post floating around with the horse skull and a bitless bridle. I have been expecting an inexperienced person eventually to try to inform me of my noseband being in the wrong spot. That post is a very inaccurate representation of bridle fit, and anatomically incorrect. Though I’m sure the original poster’s heart was in the right place.The noseband of my bridle is fitted properly, as per instructions of the actual designer, as well as anatomy. It is actually slightly high. I have studied equine anatomy for the better part of a decade, and I am certainly no expert on the matter, but I guarantee you that the noseband is not sitting on delicate bone, cartilage, or any other easily damaged tissue.

vegally:

kourtesyofkal:

24.07.14

Please take care of the position of the noseband, the flat nosebone is delicate and a noseband of any sort near or on where the bone splits is painful as it can easily fracture/move from pressure on it! It would do much better a bit higher up on the horses nose :) I wouldnt want anyone to unintentionally harm their horse when the situation is fixable.

Please, please, please actually research your facts before you reblog my picture. And for goodness sake, don’t use tumblr as a source of information. I’ve seen the post floating around with the horse skull and a bitless bridle. I have been expecting an inexperienced person eventually to try to inform me of my noseband being in the wrong spot. That post is a very inaccurate representation of bridle fit, and anatomically incorrect. Though I’m sure the original poster’s heart was in the right place.

The noseband of my bridle is fitted properly, as per instructions of the actual designer, as well as anatomy. It is actually slightly high. I have studied equine anatomy for the better part of a decade, and I am certainly no expert on the matter, but I guarantee you that the noseband is not sitting on delicate bone, cartilage, or any other easily damaged tissue.

27.07.14
Definitely looking sound again

27.07.14

Definitely looking sound again

27.07.14
The adjustment is still holding up, and Kal is sound (at least in straight lines).I try to get on her 2-3 times a week for about a 20 minute bareback walk around. We’ve moved into working in the front field by the road, which is one big hill. So far, it hasn’t impacted her negatively; I’m seeing only improvement.

27.07.14

The adjustment is still holding up, and Kal is sound (at least in straight lines).I try to get on her 2-3 times a week for about a 20 minute bareback walk around. We’ve moved into working in the front field by the road, which is one big hill. So far, it hasn’t impacted her negatively; I’m seeing only improvement.

27.07.14
Starting to even out…still downhill though

27.07.14

Starting to even out…still downhill though

23.07.14
As awkward and butt high as she is right now, Kin can move

23.07.14

As awkward and butt high as she is right now, Kin can move

24.07.14
Someone felt fantastic today. The adjustments the chiropractor made yesterday really, really seemed to help. Kal was moving better today than I have felt her move in years. Hopefully, we have at least addressed the injury. Now to figure out and prevent it from happening again.

24.07.14

Someone felt fantastic today. The adjustments the chiropractor made yesterday really, really seemed to help. Kal was moving better today than I have felt her move in years. Hopefully, we have at least addressed the injury. Now to figure out and prevent it from happening again.

23.07.14
Getting adjusted by the chiropractor is very tiring stuff.
He found a lot of stuff in her right hip and right shoulder. She sent him death glares for every adjustment, but she is moving MUCH better now.

23.07.14

Getting adjusted by the chiropractor is very tiring stuff.

He found a lot of stuff in her right hip and right shoulder. She sent him death glares for every adjustment, but she is moving MUCH better now.

18.07.14
Kin has been her usual superstar self. We haven’t done much new; just reinforcing what she already knows. She’s also starting to grow again, and is currently between 14.1 and 14.2 at the withers. Kal was 15.2 at her age, but Kin also has clydesdale in her, and that is by far one of the slowest growing breeds (height-wise). Most clyde crosses I’ve known don’t really start growing until they’re 2+.

18.07.14

Kin has been her usual superstar self. We haven’t done much new; just reinforcing what she already knows. She’s also starting to grow again, and is currently between 14.1 and 14.2 at the withers. Kal was 15.2 at her age, but Kin also has clydesdale in her, and that is by far one of the slowest growing breeds (height-wise). Most clyde crosses I’ve known don’t really start growing until they’re 2+.