Combi-Training Aid£19.90Most of the training aids act only on the forehand and take away an important part of the horse's impulsion. This can be compensated by the rider's legs while riding, but it becomes a lot more difficult when the horse is without a rider. The risk is to obtain an artificial position of your horse, without engagement of the back legs, which has no interest at all. In fact, the principal interest of a training aid is to help your horse to engage the back legs, this causing the back muscles to develop in order to obtain headset, balance, and a horse who give in at the poll. This is an important part of the training and conditioning of your horse. Thanks to the design putting a strap at the top of the hind legs, this combo training aid helps with hindquarter engagement, efficiently stops the horse from becoming "flat" and brings him gently and precisely on the bit. Ideal for lunging, for the walker, driving or even while riding. Learn More
Norton Elastic Training Reins£7.99
Ideal for horses who stiffen their poll and go against the rider's hand. Adapted to the workout of young horses. It can be used while riding or lunging. It is fixed to the girth or to a roller on each side of the horse. Like all training aids, it is important not to fix it too short, especially in the beginning of the workout. Be careful not to lock in your horse, that will generate defences, but to create a frame in which the horse can move freely. Entirely adjustable.Learn More
JHL Market Harborough£35.98
Online for Equine offer the JHL Market Harborough.
This market harborough is ideal for encouraging horses to accept contact, increasing suppleness, encouraging outline and developing topline muscle .
As with any training aid, the market harborough should be introduced gradually. For use on the lunge or during ridden work.
Supplied with Continental Reins.
Available in One Size in Black or Havana.Learn More
Mark Todd Leather & Rope Draw Reins
Superbly soft English leather & rope draw reins from Mark Todd.
Made from soft Sedgwick English leather, these draw reins are 510cm long. They are made of part nylon rope (127.5cm long) and leather (382.5cm long).
These draw reins are ideal for use during training.
Available in black or brown.Learn More
This simple patented rein attachment has been developed to provide the correct starting point for a relaxed, balanced and obedient horse. The Flexi-Rein® design allows your horse to naturally flex his poll and neck, encouraging your horse to relax as the uptake of elastic relieves any extra tension and pressure on the sensitive mouth area. Ensures improved results everytime you ride, whether out hacking, schooling or during competition and is also invaluable whilst lunging. Largely eliminates pulling, jogging, leaning on the bit, head tossing, snatching at the reins and relieves tenseness. Two levels of adjustment: the first for general schooling/hacking, the second for stronger horses or for faster work where more control is needed. James Sterling quality leather. Available in Black or Havana. Available in Pony, Cob/Full.Learn More
Shires Blenheim Market Harborough
The Shires Blenheim Market Harborough is a Blenheim quality Market Harborough training aid with continental web reins. Useful for ridden flat work, this training aid is fastened to the girth and runs up between the front legs, dividing into two narrow straps, each with a small clip hook at the end. These straps pass through the bit rings, from the inside to the outside, then are clipped to small D-rings on the reins.
When fitted correctly, the Market Harborough applies pressure to the bit when the horse raises its head too far; this pressure is then relieved when the horse lowers its head. The horse is therefore consistently corrected in its way of going without rider interference in the mouth/with the bit. This training aid will help to develop topline muscle when the horse is working in a correct frame.
Caution: this training aid should only be used with an ordinary snaffle - not one with any sort of lever or gag action, or a Pelham. It should be fitted loosely to start with to allow the horse to get used to the action. Always make sure it's fitted loose enough so the direct, ordinary rein comes into action before the Market Harborough.
Available in Black or Havana; size Pony, Cob and Full.
Shires Nylon Harbridge Training Aid
Launched in 1995 the Harbridge has been a huge success and proved invaluable for all disciplines and abilities, since it imitates the perfect pair of hands. Testing has shown the Harbridge to be very useful for trotting poles, grid work and small fences since it aids concentration and greatly enhances bascule without any interference to the mouth. Can be removed without loosening the girth.Learn More
Online for Equine are passionate about promotion of ethical horse training methods. There are many equine training aids on the market. Horses learn by the application and removal of pressure from the rider of handler; unfortunately not all training aids work by removing pressure and some apply consistent pressure to the horse which can lead to habituation. Habituation to pressure can result in a heavy, confused horse and some owners may find that horses which are continually worked in training aids exhibit confused behaviours such as bolting, bronking, rearing and kicking.