Study: Rein Modifiers Helpful for Novice Riding Lessons

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A training martingale--a piece of equipment with rings on either side of the horse's neck to stabilize rein position--might provide a more comfortable experience for lesson horses in novice riding programs.

In a study at Michigan State University, Camie Heleski, PhD, and her colleagues observed novice riders mounted on horses fitted with and without adjustable training martingales to see

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