I think that my dads team roping horse is too darn nice to sit in the pasture an get fat, so I started riding her a bit more often and she has this problem...
She was never really taught to accept a bit. If you take up contact at all, she throws her head like CRAZY. She HATES IT.
So, silly me, I'm like: Challenge accepted.
Today is the first ride I really worked on getting her to figure out that contact is not the end of the world and isnt going to kill her.
It was quite the ride for both of us.
If you have been following my English riding at all - you will know that my English seat isnt that solid, and needs lots of work.
You will see in the video that over the course of the ride, she accepted contact A LOT more.
And I am also VERY proud of myself for not completely loosing my seat when she would fling her entire front end around like a monkey. I'm just happy with how I rode her today, and managed to be independent enough in my seat to actually get some positive results from this horse.
The video isnt the greatest quality, btw.
Side note - I am aware my diagonals were inconsistent. XD