Originally Posted by Spyder
There is such a thing as ACCEPTING the bit and this comes from understanding what the horse is doing and being able to act upon that action.
This takes time and best understood under the watchful eye of an experience coach/trainer ( who will not use vague incorrect descriptions).
Thank you- No one was asking
him to be "on the bit" or trying for a headset or anything like that. She said it after he had a nice balanced walk to trot transition and it was more of an "oh cool" thing rather than something we were really trying for. I would have just asked her but I didn't even think about it until I read the phrase somewhere on here. My horse is super green and kind of all over the place right now so it sounds like truely being on the bit is a long way off for us. Thanks for explaining.
Does is have anything to do with being lighter on the forehand and engaging his hindquarters or is it all about headset?