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post #1 of 7 Old 04-21-2011, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Question Should the horses head be bent to the outside of the rail?

On Monday I had my lesson and I was keeping my horses head bent to the outside. I will admit, I was pulling on the rein a **LITTLE**. My instructor before this one told me his head SHOULD be but when I was riding, my new instructor told me that he should have his head straight. I was very confused because Justin (my old instructor) told me his head should be low and bent to the outside. And to do that you had to have your reins a certain way.
Can someone just clear this up for me? Thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 04-21-2011, 12:22 PM
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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

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His head shouldn't be bent towards the rail unless you are purposely doing some type of flexion excersize. He should be traveling with his head in front of him. I try to keep a slight bend in my guy, so I can see the eye...

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I would keep it simple: straight on the long sides, bent in the corners - concentrate on the difference between the two.
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-22-2011, 07:58 PM
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The horse's head and body should be kept straight.

The only time the horse's head is bent in any direction is when his whole body is arced as in a circle.

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post #7 of 7 Old 04-22-2011, 08:46 PM
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I would keep it simple: straight on the long sides, bent in the corners - concentrate on the difference between the two.
^ I agree with Henk Plompen (bent to the inside so you can see his eye, NOT the outside!)
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