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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    dr cook does seem to be quite popular.. maybe i will save up for one of them (having just look at the price! lol) and looking on the webite.. they do a lunging strap... which can be used for a handler to lead when a rider is on board.... would need to check they can do one in mini size though... lol
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    Or having just browsed ebay.. a filly slip?? Which has browband & throatlash and the rings on the side?? (ignore previous question as to why not a inhand bridle/cavasson noseband.. when looked at the picture of them all i saw why! lol)
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    Someone else mentioned a drop noseband... but not about putting it higher.... not knowing much in relation to the different noseband how would it different to say using a cavasson noseband? Or a inhand bridle??
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    Sorry Rabbitfizz did my comment on him being a british shetland sound like i was saying he couldn't be a dwarf for that reason, i've just read it back a few times and it certainly wasn't ment to sound like that! lol Ignoring the dwarf part i was only putting he was a british shetland as i know...
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    No he'll only ever be used at home, but its the space where the bit would go that would cause an issue, he has so much going on in his mouth (he's currently getting his canines early.. and they are being worn down by his top front teeth..) that i think it could be uncomfortable to be bitted for...
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    Well at the moment i'm more interested in long reining and then hopefully he'll be ridden in it... i did wonder about the safety aspect of driving bitless but if needed i'd of look into that closer to the time... but after what some have said i think driving him is out of the question as he...
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    Does anyone long rein/drive/ride their mini bitless?

    Locket is going to be 4 in August and we plan to start training him. He is a good size so should be suitable as kids riding pony like our other adults and i plan to long rein him this summer, doing some short walks with the kids on with aim this winter he'll start his training as a lead rein...
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    Advice/Views please on my little gelding - Poor confirmation/possibly dwarf

    Thanks for your replies. Yes he is a very colourful boy and i've loved watching him get more and more spot as he's got older. I had looked up the eye problems linking appolossa colourings and in the summer he has a fly mask that blocks out 70% of UV rays, this helps his a lot when his friends...
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    Advice/Views please on my little gelding - Poor confirmation/possibly dwarf

    I got Splash when he was 18 months old, i had no intention of getting him.. took one look at him and just remember the money, time and heart ache of my first two rescued minis... but after i had time to think about it i took pity on him and he came home with me! He was very poorly, crawling in...
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    Undershot Jaw & Twisted front teeth..

    Well picture as promised.. he's a bit unhappy me poking and prodding understandable and trying to take a photo and hold his lips up one handled was not easy! lol I'm amazed the picture came out quite well! He has tucked into some nice long grass and finished dinner, left him snoozing off a very...
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    Undershot Jaw & Twisted front teeth..

    Well the baby tooth is out. And it wasn't a easy job! He was sedated and then local injected around the tooth but it was well and truely still in so vet really had to dig it out.. we couldn't leave it in but i felt so sorry for my poor boy, it was the root that was the real problem (still have a...
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    feeding linseed oil

    I feed it to a few of mine. never use to till feed company recommended it for putting weight on my pony who was on box rest for laminitis (founders) In small doses its good for their coat & skin (i also now feed 2mls twice a day to my sweet itch ponies) In larger doses is good for weight...
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    Undershot Jaw & Twisted front teeth..

    I will, and i'll show you photos too, vet/dentist is out tomorrow and after speaking to senior vet/dentist they aren't going to wire the tooth as don't think it will work, so removing baby tooth and then hopefully the adult tooth will start to come in straight when its got the room too.
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    Undershot Jaw & Twisted front teeth..

    Oh no Riverrose28, you didn't upset me Its nice to hear of others that have those foals that just didn't quite come out right but still decided they deserved a chance at life, i was told by a few people to just have him put to sleep at birth because i would never be able to sell him and he'd be...
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    Undershot Jaw & Twisted front teeth..

    Who is Carl Mitz? Not a name i've heard of (but obviously not in the same country! lol) i've done a quick google.. trying to find a email address... I'm not ashamed of locket, i mean don't get me wrong i'm not proud to have produced a foal with a deformaty but i feel i've done right by him as...
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