Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
Thank you, Oxer!
Okay, so I think I figured it out (or maybe something completely different.... but a success none the less!).
When I ask him for his head, and he gives it to me, I "give" back too much (PreciousPony, where you said I put my hands forward, loose my shoulders, and lean forward). Today while trying to fix my elbows (don't think I ever 100% accomplished that) I realized what I was doing and allowing him to give me his head but hang on my hands in the process and not be completely soft in his mouth. So, for our whole ride we worked on him giving me his head while I remained constant (i.e. Not over-giving back, but just softening), and then him holding his own head in frame while not hanging on my hands a little, but still with contact. We got it quite a few times, but couldn't keep it for long periods of the ride. I can definitely tell the difference, and this will be our homework for the week (along with my elbows again, but I think once I fix the contact problem the elbow problem will be easier).
Does this sound like what you thought I was doing, PreciousPony?
Last edited by LostDragonflyWings; 04-15-2013 at 12:01 AM.