The chambon I purchased has helped immensely with my young horse. It is teaching her to use and relax her back but is not harsh in any way.
March 27, 2013
Great training aid
This Chambon is a wonderful training aid it allowing a ewe neck horse or hollow back horse soften and go long and low...get a stretchy back...and begin to get connected.
March 25, 2013
Very Well Made
This is an excellent product and it's very well made. It is fully adjustable fitting my 15 H as well as my 17 H Horse. Excellent value for the price.
February 4, 2013
Broke after first use.
So, I have been able to use this even though it has broken... but is has been with some MacGyver style rigging. There are these small pins that hold the rope in place on either side. With the smallest amount of pressure they pop out. Not a BAD thing. If you have hours to crawl around on your hands and knees in the arena looking for them when they pop out. I get it, the set up is made so that with a little too much pressure, the rope is released and the horse is free... but my guy is 4 and doesn't mind the chambon... and just testing the pressure with his head, the pins popped out and were lost. Also, I had to add another 10 holes in the girth strap because the cord is so long and even though my guy is 16.3, he was still able to walk around like a giraffe if he wanted to. With the rigging my trainer and I have done, my horse can comfortably lunge around in a beautiful training level stretch. But I would say this was a piece of equipment that was constructed great in theory, but in reality, is poorly conceptualized.
November 19, 2012
High quality construction with supple but durable leather crown piece. The only training aid I use consistently and I can see the results in my horse's topline! Great for my 23 year old former grand prix jumper who loves to carry himself with a hollow back. Perfect for those horses that are difficult to encourage to go long and low for strength-building.
September 23, 2012
I bought this product to help my horse get muscle and balance. We only use it for lunging, but I have ridden him in it. It's a great product because it is quality material, and well made.
March 17, 2012