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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 24, 2009

    Default Running martingale?

    Can I use a running martingale and a figure 8 noseband?
    Thanks in advance from a first time hunter
    Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct. 22, 2009


    Last edited by Big_Grey_hunter; Dec. 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec. 10, 2012


    Unless your hunt is extremely conservative, no one will say anything about either.

    Be that as it may, the best answer comes from the Hunt Secretary or Master/Joint Master.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct. 22, 2009


    Whoops, sorry! Wrong forum. My apologies!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May. 26, 2011


    Use whatever equipment you need to be safe in the hunt field. I've used figure 8's, runnings, standings, etc. depending on the horse. People will tell you that runnings can get snagged on underbrush more easily than a standing. That's a lot of manure. Anything can get snagged including runnings, reins, girths, stirrup leathers, etc.

    Other people will scream about standings. OMG! your horse will fall down, drown, etc.

    If your equipment is well fitted and well adjusted you won't have problems.
    A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul. 16, 2001
    The Great White North, where we get taxed out the wazoo

    Exclamation A Consideration...

    I would just avoid combining a running with an elevator or gag type bit, they seem to prevent the bit from being able to haul the offending beast's noggin upwards during those moments where you think perhaps waterskiing is another sport worth trying.

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