Originally Posted by aggiegirl14
what I do with Snickers is lift my inside rein pretty much straight up (indirect rein of opposition). I don't know if the same thing goes for english stuff though...
It works exactly the same way. In fact, the aid is called the same.
However, with contact an indirect rein of opposition is merely brought across and over the withers so that there is a direct line from that rein to the opposite hind leg. No need to raise it under normal circumstances. Though you could raise it if you need to adjust the neck.