Originally Posted by Corporal
You could use PB for all of your schooling, though, and maybe start to fix his bad habit.
Nope, my trainer has a very strict rule that none of her students are allowed to use any piece of equipment, trick, etc that is not legal in the show ring. She believes they are like pacifiers and that riders and horses become dependent on them instead of correcting the problem with good hard work. Being that this is HER personal horse which students usually do not get to ride, I do not dare do anything against her rules as I consider it a great privilege to be able to use him while my own horse heals from his injury.