Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck
So I finally am making some solid progress with my TB getting him to stretch forward into the contact. We've been doing some fantastic stretchy circles. He happily chews the reins out of my hands in a nice long and low frame. My question is, what is the correct way to come out of a stretchy circle and back into a normal working frame without killing the forward momentum or messing up the rhythm? It took me forever to get him to start stretching. The last thing I want to do it mess it up on the other side.
I agree with Anabell but want to add a bit...remember to begin the half-halt with the leg and focus on keeping the pace regular. I have found it helps at first to have the horse go long maybe out of a corner when ending the stretchy circle. If you are posting the circle, keep posting the same or even a bit stronger. Think "go" instead of "slow"...