TRAINING EQUIPMENT & CAVESSONS
John Ogle was the exclusive maker of "in-hand" training equipment for Kip Mistral, co-author of the book “Horse Training In-Hand: A Modern Guide to Working from the Ground" (published in 2009). Together, John and Kip perfected the look, feel, and suppleness of this equipment that will suit the training methods as outlined in her book. Kip’s book is highly recommended for use in conjunction with this equipment (see her Web page, KipMistral.com, for information on purchasing the book). For those who order a cavesson, Kip’s book includes special instructions on how to fit the cavesson to the horse, and she has also supplied us with a one page instruction note for those who order cavessons. These affordable strap goods are made of quality bridle leather with solid brass fittings, handmade with expert craftsmanship here in the USA by John Ogle. This equipment can be purchased as a set, or by individual components as described in the price list.
NEW! A hand-sewn cavasson/bridle combination is avaiable, developed in collaboration with one of John's customers, Megan Brauch. The set ("Meg's set") includes a cavesson/bridle, bit straps, and two sets of reins, made to Megan Brauch's specifications. The cavesson/bridle has a padded poll strap and buckles on each side. Meg's set is made with the same good quality bridle leather, 5/8 roller buckles, and double keepers.
PHOTOS OF TRAINING EQUIPMENT AND CAVESSONS
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TRAINING EQUIPMENT PRICE LIST
Updated January 2018
*Please specify color (brown or black) when ordering.
Left: Photos courtesy Megan Brauch, taken at Megan's stables, by Katherine Nee.