email@example.com: [endurance] Vosals
Stacy A Berger (Stacy_A_Berger@ccm.sc.intel.com)
Fri, 19 Jan 96 14:40:00 PST
My horses love the vosals. It has been especially helpful
with my Porter, who is pretty high-strung. He used to get
very frustrated at my holding him back and would direct all
of his energies on the bit - then explode! With the vosal I
can work on his behavior without me being too heavy handed.
It works similar to a bosal - which is much different than
a bit in the mouth. It is important to keep the reins loose,
except when you are trying to communicate, otherwise the horse
"numbs" to the pressure. I believe that the vosal is acutually
less severe than a bosal because of the hinge. I also use a
sheepskin covering across the nose.