Preview: Transitioning From A Snaffle To A Bridle With Tommy Marvin
Tommy explains why he likes to drive off and use a wall as his turn back when he is transitioning from a snaffle to a bridle. This allows him to let the horses think for themselves on how to control the cow and to think their way through the turn. He talks about the benefits of the 100ft x 100ft arena and what type of cattle you need to use when driving off to make it beneficial for your horse.
It's May and Tommy begins working his 3 year olds in a bridle, so he drives off without turnback help so his horses can begin to learn how to think for themselves and get that cow stopped. He also explains why its very important to have your horses waiting on their ends especially if you are showing in the Will Rogers Coliseum in Ft Worth.
Tommy explains why his 100ft x 100ft arena really helps his horses get ready for a show. He also explains when your driving off that the cattle you use have to have a littl feel to them to get the result you want. Otherwise he says your horses will begin to react to the cow instead of reading it.