Marijke de Jong's FREE eBook

Set Your Straightness Training Up For Success

✔︎ Discover why the cavesson is the ultimate tool to help you with Straightness Training.

✔︎ Get a full overview of the different types of cavessons and find out about the drawbacks and benefits of each type.

✔︎ Find out how to use the cavesson, especially when your horse is very sensitive.

✔︎ After reading, you’ll have a complete understanding how to fit the cavesson.

✔︎ Learn how to use the cavesson so your horse becomes muscular, balanced, fit, and strong.

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❝ This is a very clear explanation of the relative merits of the cavesson and some alternatives. I recommend you to read it. You won’t find a more honest or down-to-earth discussion on this subject anywhere else.❞

~ Louise

❝ Kind of an eye opener tonight, I tried the ST cavesson on my mare this afternoon, just to see her reaction to lowering her head and bending. Under saddle she is still quite green but amazingly talented. However, she seems to be rather stiff in her neck and pole, especially to the left. With the cavesson she was like Gumby, she followed the pressure without hesitation, lowered her head at the lightest touch, and was happy to bend softly in both directions. ❞

~ Jessica

❝ Received my new ST cavesson in the mail!!! I was nervous about using it on my horses as I've never used a cavesson on them and was worried about how they'd react with it on their noses... I trusted in the tool and thought about the correct way to introduce it, I started with it under their halter first to let them get used to the feel and then transitioned into using it instead of the halter and then took the halter off... both of them were superstars and took to it beautifully!!!
I'm so happy I trusted in the process as after only a couple of sessions I'm already understanding how much of a difference it makes!

~ Amiee

The History of the Cavesson

The cavesson has been used for centuries to train horses and many riding masters wrote about the cavesson in their books.

Salomon De la Broue (1530-1610) used the cavesson to collect, raise and lighten the horse, without hurting the mouth or the chin.

The Duke of Newcastle (1592-1676) said that “A horse that has not been trained on the cavesson will never give a fine, light contact a good horse should give.”

Robichon de la Guérinière (1688-1751) did not use a snaffle bit with young horses, but he used a cavesson instead.

And according to Gustav Steinbrecht (1808-1885) this tool not only leaves the mouth completely intact but therefore also secures the needed yield of the neck more surely than the snaffle does.

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