Originally Posted by toto
Thats what I was saying-- wouldnt teaching the horse to properly flex his head/ at the poll help beforehand?
Yes and no.....tipping his nose and flexing at the poll are a bit different. I find its such a subtle tip of the nose it's nearly impossible for a lay person to see that very very slight tip. Now on a green horse this 'tipping' is clearly obvious, but as the horse figures out what you want it's very very subtle.