German Martingale with Adjustable Barrel Rein #CM1B
How it works: A German Martingale built with the correct angle from the cinch to the bit is very important because it encourages a horse to lower its neck from the withers before flexing at the poll. I specifically designed the neck strap on my German Martingale to give you this angle.
Another important key to a correctly functioning German Martingale is the release of pressure on the bit. The Y-cord on my German Martingale is made with a very hard finished, tightly braided cord. This cord runs from the cinch adjustment strap through the ring of the bit and connects to the rein at the Y cord rein knot. This cord releases immediately, with no drag, when you release finger-tip pressure on the rein. The horse learns to respond to pressure on the bit from this quick and rewarding release.
There is only one simple adjustment on my German Martingale; the adjustment knot that leads to the cinch snap. This can be adjusted so this Martingale fits any size horse correctly. This is a great tool to use on any age horse. It helps relax and collect a horse and helps eliminate dropped shoulders in preparation for advanced maneuvers.
The safety hobble on the neck strap of my German Martingale goes through the gullet and over the horn to prevent the neck strap from sliding forward and getting caught behind the ears. Without the safety hobble, pressure from the martingale sliding forward may cause a horse to rear up and possibly fall over backwards.
The 5/8 inch Adjustable Barrel Rein on this martingale is made of very high quality Hermann Oak Racetrack harness leather. The snaps, beveled adjustment buckles and loops are all stainless steel. This rein has 7 adjustment holes on each side. The holes are 2 inches (5.1 cm) apart. The rein can be adjusted between 5 ft. 10 inches (178 cm) and 7 ft. (213 cm). This is a great feeling rein with ample adjustment.
A German Martingale needs to be used correctly and with caution. Always check a horse from the ground so they know the German Martingale is there before you get on. Do not let the horse drop its head to the ground because he can step through the martingale rein and cause an accident. When you dismount, immediately unsnap the martingale from the cinch.
Description: The German Martingale with Adjustable Barrel Rein includes the #HS24 3/4″ Browband Headstall and your choice of the #17 Heavy Ring Snaffle with the #9 3/8th inch 2 piece mouthpiece, the #17 Heavy Ring Snaffle with the #42 3/16th inch twisted wire mouthpiece or the #18 Egg Butt Snaffle and the #RR25 Adjustable Barrel Reins.
Assistance from a professional is necessary to learn safe use of a German Martingale. If you’re not familiar with the proper use of a German Martingale, get the help of a professional trainer who is experienced with its use.