I want to get my horse to collect (she actually did it on her own when I nixed the bit and rode in a halter) but my trainer uses side reins and a neck stretcher. I hate devices.
I read an article in one of my riding magazines in Conformation Insights about getting the horse to break at the pole, not at the third vertabre. It talks about getting the horse to raise the base of the neck. The article also mentioned the pole should be at the highest point, not below the break.
Any input or advice on raising the base of the neck and getting the break at the pole?