Originally Posted by My2Geldings
Cute horse, nice facility you are riding at. Where are you located?
its the pony club where I keep my horses :) it is very nice. I love it there :)
You're looking really good Jazzy. Jared and Possum look fantastic!
Your lower legs looks a lot better too! Keep up the good work!
Thank you :) jarred and possum are looking and feeling well which is really good That second picture of Possum, I absolutely love! Your horses are gorgeous Jazzy.
Aaww thanks harlee
Brit - thanks for the pointers. And im glad you mentioned the length of my reins etc here is where I think that problem comes from. Hopefully someone can help me with this.
Possum is really soft on the mouth and can tend to resist a lot more when she has too much pressure on the bit. Sometimes I have to give a little more of a tug on them when she gets too excited and wont listen. But anyways, she works the best with really light, steady pressure. So I get my reins at a good length and then as her head gets lower one of two things happen, a) I start with them at a good length and then as she brings her head down the reins slowly slip through getting longer and longer meaning when I need to half halt or transition I have to shorten them which makes her automatically up the speed. I am doing exercises though on gathering the reins and then just keeping pace so she doesnt associate it with a transition, or b) I keep a short rein and end up leaning forward in the saddle. To have my reins shorter and keep the right position means she fights me and gets very irritable because of the extra pressure on her mouth
what do I do?