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Re: [RC] cruppers - rides2far@xxxxxxxx

- Warning no. 2: the crupper should be snug enough that it doesn't 
around as the horse moves,

I disagree on this one. May be different with different brands but the OF 
becomes a big loop 
that just lays over to the side with no tension on it and doesn't really touch 
the sensitive 
areas. Constant tension would definitely cause more chafing in my opinion...not 
mention, it doesn't give the horse room to tuck his butt as he heads down hill. 
I want it 
snug once he's fully tucked.

-Warning no. 4: lunge your horse for a few minutes, fully tacked, before 
you get on.  
He/she will let you know how the crupper feels at that moment in time.  Could 
save you 
down time from an injury.

I never lunge a horse that hasn't been warmed up already...such a great way to 
have one tie 
up. Honestly folks, we've used cruppers on about 10 different horses and I've 
yet to have 
one even care. Gunner started wearing one in Feb. when I got him. Look boy, new 
Sigh.  He never even switched his tail.


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