Libbys Moves To Help Pony Schooling
version of innovative training aid launched
webbing tack manufacturer Libbys is marketing a pony-sized version
of the Lungie Bungie training aid, devised for them by successful
event riders Lucinda and Clayton Fredericks.
aid, launched at the 2002 BETA Trade Fair, has been popular in
this country and abroad, is designed to encourage horses and ponies
to develop the muscles enabling them to find self carriage and
to help mouthing young animals and re-mouthing older ones.
had so many inquiries from people who had used it successfully
on horses and also wanted it for ponies that we thought it was
a gap in the market which had to be filled," said Libby Virgoe,
founder of the Plymouth-based company.
is not a gadget to be used by children, but a training aid which
can be a great help in schooling ponies for general riding or
for the show ring."
Lungie Bungie has a strong cord of elastic fitted to the bit with
a triggered connector which has a large ring in the centre. The
aid is then fitted to the lunging roller and there are D-rings
on each side which allow for three different tensions.
design encourages equal pressure on both sides of the bit and
encourages softness and submission in the horse without using
any force. It is supplied with separate trigger hooks so that
the device can also be used on a saddle while the horse is being
can be contacted on 01752 255555 or through its website, www.libbys-tack.com