Greetings Eitan -
I wanted you to know that the third time was a charm for the Eitan videos. I've already watched them a couple of times and I am SOOOO impressed! Definitely worth every penny! I have a four year old Morgan mare that had a bad start on life before I got her---these videos are our "life-saver" Thanks Again and pass the word on to Eitan and Debbie. ~Sincerely, Kim Cox
I use the martingale with great success. The safety value is wonderful. The weight of it seems to make a big difference. Bought the lighter reins and with my stiff fingers they are just right. I can ride for long periods without my hands getting stiff.
Head to tail. I used this on a very stiff and strong mare. After a few sessions it made a great difference in softness and over all managing her on the ground and under saddle. This is a great tool.
I enjoy the tapes. Each one is different entertaining and educational. I watch them when I exercise in the morning, then head out to the barn with stuff fresh in my mind. Thank you for this great resource. ~Sydney
I sure like the limpet pad. It worked well for little Zachary too (my brother's son whom we stole for the summer). He is a real & true beginner and is all over the place in a saddle as he rides. He was forever listing to one side or the other because the saddle would slip. So, I put the limpet under him....so at least now the saddle stays in place. Now it's just the boy that is 'slippage challenged'. He is shown here on Jazz doing his Uncle Lynn imitation. Uncle Lynn is now the object of idol worship. It was good for Zach to get out of the city and feel the freedom that Eitan has expressed ... 'the cowboy is my freedom'. This little boy-child can relate. He blossomed, dressed like a young man, learned manners and some cowboy code finesse, swam in reservoirs where cows drink and left his gangland clothes behind. I hope what he experienced remains intact somewhere inside and guides him. ~Shery
"I really love the running martingale I purchased ... the leather is soft and pliable yet the weight of it is what I really like. I also purchased your Buckaroo Snaffle Bit Reins and they are really great. The reins are thick in your hands and round on the ends to go through the rings of the martingale. I have good control over my horse and they don't hang up." ~ Donna
"While visiting Wolf Creek Ranch, we purchased a few tack items. The product line they offer is of the highest quality and the leather items are especially nice - - - already oiled and supple. I really like the Limpet pad that lives up the claims. 8's reins are the best...not too wide and just the right weight. Add some miles and sweat and they are perfect! As with everything else...if 8 endorses it, it works - plain & simple. And, the prices are reasonable. I could get one of everything and be happy with each...and I just might do that !" ~Shery
I come from an English training barn background, and with that bias, I didn't think 8's heavy duty running martingale was really the thing to use. BUT, I have to report that it's weight and style does everything 8 said it would. ~ Julie
I am really enjoying the Nettles stirrups! I rode my Appaloosa every day, all day, for a week on the Apache Land Trail Ride in New Mexico in May, and I noticed that my knees and legs were less tired and cramped than they usually are after much less riding. I think those stirrups make a big difference! Thanks for another great, state of the art product! ~Ann Rubenstein