This neck ring is great because it lets you communicate with your horse in a very fine way. You can use it both for aids from the saddle and also for groundwork. It is made from plaited, sturdy, easy to care for artificial leather.
It has a centre patch that gives it weight and therefore helps to balance it. The ring works with the patch against the horse’s chest and it balances itself. Because the patch is quite wide, reverse acting aids are optimally transferred to the horse’s sternum. The patch also looks quite chic – it is braided and decorated with a concha.
This neck ring is also suitable for beginners to hold on to while making seat exercises on the lunge, and for timid riders – in addition to the bridle and saddle.
Such neck rings are used in Western riding for neck reigning. That means that the horse yields to pressure. When the ring is applied to the right hand side of the neck, the horse gives way to the left and turns in that direction. When the ring is applied to the left hand side of the neck, the horse gives way to the right and turns in that direction. This is communication at its finest!
The thickness of the plaited material is about 12 mm and the length of the ring is 150 cm.