Like Buckoff, I'm not very forward riding either. I wear rowel spurs, and I carry a crop. It's time for more speed between the barrels, so I will be using it to encourage Bugs to move along. My spurs, however, are used for keeping his shoulder up and moving his ribcage over. I totally disagree with kicking the crap out of your horse between each barrel, I squeeze and kiss. I crouch a little between barrels but not a bunch. If you jerk Bugs around the barrels, he is completely blown out of collection and you my want to hang the run up. I have to keep my hands up in front of me and close to his neck.
that a video of me doing it wrong. Lol. My hands are too wide and pull(y). I was not pushing him etc..