Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
The head should never be bent to the outside.
At your level you should be concentrating on keeping the horse straight or perhaps witha slight bend (in the entire body not just head and neck) and it should be to the inside not the outside.
Infact the only time I can think of needing outside bend is when schooling things that are far to advanced for what you are doing now! outside bend can be a useful tool when schoolin ghorses but not in general riding.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT