The only fault I would give this is that it may run a bit small. My horses are 16.1 and 16.2 with fairly long necks and I have it adjusted on the last hole.
Otherwise it's a good product for the price.
March 21, 2013
Fabulous piece of equipment.
I bought this to add to my gelding's topline regimen, and it has worked fantastically. He's had a few injuries that have kept him out of work for greater than 6 months, and his topline has really suffered. Whereas he will tend to drop his head too low with just side-reins, adding a chambon/de gogue (the rings are removable so this piece can be used as both!) has helped get his head up and in and get his entire frame rounded. I actually can see how it gets him to move differently. Highly recommend, just PLEASE make sure you know how to use it first!
May 30, 2012
my trainer from Germany uses them
So I bought it, because she used it when training my horse. It helped him to get those tight neck and back muscles stretched and muscle him up.Just have to make sure to keep a good forward movement, so the hind end works well.We also use it to lunge him over cavaletties
March 5, 2012
Works for smaller horses
I'm not a big fan of this. Its designed great for getting the hunter frame but I don't like how the ropes are attached to the ring & there's very limited adjustability. I have a 16.2hh TB that I'm working back into shape & no matter how much graduating into a tighter frame he would go, the snaps on the rope would always get caught in his bit & not move & give & let him release all the time. The quality of this is great though, I will give it that & its a great chambon too, but as a degogue not too thrilled with the technicalities of its design.
October 6, 2011
Good Value for the money.
This is a fairly nice piece of training equipment for the money, its no fancy english leather, but it will get the job done for many years.
March 30, 2011
Not so happy with Quality
Not so happy with the qualty on this product. Strap is already fraying badly and we have only used it a dozen times ! Love the De Gogue but not by this maker, it will not hold up.
September 6, 2010