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Margin
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

At what age can I introduce blinkers???
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Lizzy
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 11:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Why do you want to introduce them?
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Margin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought that if he was going to be driven, he would have to have to have blinkers, personally I don't like them !,
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Margin
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I thought that if he was going to be driven, he would have to have to have blinkers, personally I don't like them !,
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Shiremum
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Just introduced blinkers to my mare aged 5, did wonders for her confidence.

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Lizzy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 1:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Personally I wouldn't drive without them but it is individual choice. Ours were introduced to them at a young age and as long as they fit properly in my opinion they could be safer than an open bridle. However having never driven or worked them with an open bridle its difficult to confirm that. Wink
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Shirebaby
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:24 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi

Any thing you can do with him while he is young will all help the backing later on. We did lots of shows with our yearling and walked him in hand up and down the road. I would get him broken to drive by a professional to give him the best start. Speak to www.waldburgshires.co.uk they are very experienced.

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