i am really not trying to be rude or pick a fight or anything, i'm just wondering, why are you so tight on your reins? i haven't taken lessons in a long time, and i've just ridden western two times this past week (not in a lesson) so i'm not really extremely experienced or anything, but my main problem when i rode (and i rode saddleseat) was that i kept my reins too tight.
i'm just wondering if you're supposed to keep them that tight and what the reason is. i know you're a great rider because i see you on here all the time and you look very experienced and have some great horses!
i'm really just asking a question, not trying to critique you on your riding.