Originally Posted by tinyliny
I agree with the above EXCEPT the hand position. I think her hand position is appropriate for the horse. YOu don't lower a horse' head by lowering your hands. The horse lowers his head, THEN you lower your hands.
She is maintainging a pretty good line to the bit, whatever the horse does with his head, and for a horse coming back into riding, this is great.
People who lower their hands way down onto te horse's neck trying to "pull' him down are doing one of my pet peeves.
Easy there, tiny! I absolutely never suggested she bury her hands to pull her horse's head down as you seem to think I did. In fact, I only said I'd like to see her hands a little lower. I never said a word about lowering his head and certainly never mentioned pulling it down. She asked abo
ut contact and bend. I suggested exercises that have worked for me for 40 years and many of my friends - some of them national and international show jumping riders. You seem to disagree or have misunderstood or know better. I just wanted to clear that up. Bygones.