Originally Posted by tinyliny
I don't do WP so cannot always appreciate the slow gait as desireable, but the horse is definitely a quality animal and you two look nice together. You sit nicely and are easy to carry. I am totally not one for bobbing them in the mouth when their head is in the wrong place. Wont' a jiggle of the rein, like squeezing it as if you were wringing out a sponge get him to pay attention?
I just have seen this action end up building a horse that carries his neck really stiff and braced; locked at the poll, rather than flexible.
Again, I am not a WP rider, so my opinion is that of an outsider.
Definitely would. But maybe not totally on him yet, at least not with a looser rein. It's ultimately what we aim for, but he's a big lug and sometimes doesn't listen to that haha.
A lot of what I'm doing with my hands more so that trying to do anything with his head is get him to pick up his shoulders and put his body in the right place.
But ultimately that's what we work towards, he just needs to get to the point where he is that soft to the rein...and I need to get unrusty lol. My timing isn't 100%
Thanks for the critique =)