German Martingale

This German Martingale is the Ultimate Horse Training Tool

Easily teach your horse to give to your hands,
get supple and flex at the poll.

Watch the the VIDEO to see how to use it.

Helps your horse learn…Vertical & Lateral Flexion,
Suppleness and Collection

German Martingale photo, click here

If there was only one piece of special training equipment I could have, this would be my choice. Throw your “running martingale” away and try this “German martingale” with your snaffle bit. If you’ve never used one before, you’ll be amazed how much it helps your horse’s training.

The German martingale is designed to teach your horse to give to the bitflex at the poll and maintain good vertical and lateral head position. This equipment is ideal for helping a horse to learn proper head position for stops, spins and collection.

Just about every top performance horse trainer swears by this piece of equipment. This martingale is the absolute the best quality and will give you years of service. It’s designed to be fully adjustable to fit any western horse at any level of training.

Watch the German martingale video to see how to use it.

Price $89.00
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Training Tip

First, “check-up” your horse for 15 to 20 minutes with a snaffle bit. Then, go ahead and start riding him with the German Martingale. Be prepared for really great results. Most horses will learn to give to the bit and flex at the poll beautifully in just a ride or two.

With the German martingale, you’ll have a much better feel of the horse’s mouth. It’s really easy to teach him to flex at the poll with little danger of over flexing. Results are much better and the horse learns quicker than just about any other method.

How to Adjust the German Martingale

This martingale helps place a horse’s head just where you want it. The white ropes of the martingale pass through the rings of the snaffle bit (from the inside to out) and snaps into one of 3 dee-rings on the reins. Use this adjustment to position the horse’s head for the proper amount of flex (approximately vertical).

Use the first ring to set the horse’s head above the vertical position, shown in the photo below. Use the second ring to position the horse’s head at the vertical. And use the third ring for really stiff horses to over-flex the head beyond the vertical.

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Price $89.00
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  1. BO says

    I had bought a German Martingale from you years ago. Love it. Unfortunately the reins met w/ an accident. Can I purchase a new set of reins only from you?


  2. martha martinez says

    Question about the German Martingale reins….are they split or can i order it with one complete rein like the market harbour?

  3. Mac says

    Hello, Larry

    after buying a couple videos of yours (neck rein&how to) im re assesing were my 10yo mare is…she will fex lateraly but when i ask for verticle flexion by just applying and holding even pressure all she does is back up….and if i seesaw it she just raises her head and backs up fast!…and wont move her shoulders of my rein….soo im planning to order another of ur videos or two(supple&collection) ….And possibly the german martingale…does the GM come with the reins the nylon ropes and the chest piece…..any advise on stoping her from backing up when i ask for verticle fexion would be apreciated too :) she backs up like a champ though….


  4. Laurie says

    I’ve read a lot of your advice this evening. Spent some time last weekend checking my horse up. He wasn’t real happy about that on day one. Day two was better. Third day he gave it up immediately so we went for a trail ride. Should I continue by using the German, or get a bosal? Oh, thanks for advice about running mgale. I’ve got a new one to return so I can pick up one or the other of your suggestions.

  5. Cody Larsen says

    Larry I just recently started using the german martingale and have a question. The nylon cord keeps going under my rein in the o ring snaffle. I watch your videos and it looks like you keep the cord on top of your rein. Looks like you attach your reins with a snap maybe? Does it matter if the cord falls over the rein and goes below the rein?

  6. Katelinn says

    I borrowed a German martingale from a friend after watching your videos on how to use it and used it on my then 5yr old paint mare and worked her in it for a few months, now 2yrs later she still gives perfectly to the bit and automatically sets her self up every time I ride, she even know the difference in carriage needed between English hunter and western pleasure with the same bit for both. I don’t like using training aids but I’d definitely use it again on any of horse. I watch people use draw reins all the time and there horses just never seem to get it, not like I’ve seen with the German martingale.

  7. Ashley says

    Hi larry I have a 3 yr old i have been using a ring snaffle bit with him and he seems to want to take the bit away from me every time when i start to lope him do i need to switch to a different bit?

  8. Cathy Greenfield says

    Hey Larry,
    Question about the German Martingale. When using the German Martingale do you also use it in combination with an o-ring snaffle or could another bit be used with the martingale?
    Cathy in Michigan

  9. Alexandra says

    Hi Larry, I have a ten year old standardbred mare. She has been a pleasure/trail riding horse for the last seven years of her life. She is uneducated, and being a self taught-intermediate rider I am unable to educate her myself as to hold her head correctly. She is DETERMINED to stick her nose out, she doesn’t toss her head or lift her head ridiculously, but she has no carrige! I’ve tried the dutch gags, I’ve tried the pelhams, she justs throws her head up and refuses to give to the pressure at the poll! After doing some research, I purchased the German Martingale (yet to try). Do you have any tips as to encorage her to flex at the poll? Can I use the martingale indefinetly or as long as needed? Regards, Alexandra

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