How do I teach my horse to have a good english head set?
I have just begin to teach this to my horse. My goal is for her to have a natural, correct english head set. I gently see-sawed the reins until she tucked her head and I have been practicing that with her.
WHere do I go from there? I am wondering if it should be more complex than just what I am doing.
My riding instructor told me to just keep asking her to arch her neck until she learns to do it all the time. Is that right? Would you do it differently?
Also, I know she will need to build some muscle before I can expect her to hold the head set for very long; how do I help her to get in shape for it?
I definitely don't want teach her in a wrong way, so I thought I should ask here before I go any further. All of the english horses I ride already have a good head set so I don't know how to teach it.
Please be as detailed as you want! I need some thorough, experienced advise! Helpful links would also be appreciated.
Thanks for the help :)