Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
The only difference I really see is that he is reaching for the contact more then last time. His head isnt going up and down as much as it was previously.
Your hands are a bit quieter...and you arent bumping him as much in the mouth, but the reins are longer. So you just avoided, instead of fixing. Yes, he likes a bit looser rein, but you could be a western rider almost with how much is a looped there!
BENDING!!! You need to get him bending before you are going to be able to do much about getting him truely on the bit.
I understand the bending, that's our hardest issue. He's just so distracted by stuff outside the arena that he looks there, so his head goes there too :P will take a while before he starts to focus more.
About the reins, really? I felt like I was doing a lot better. I remember during the lesson constantly shortening my reins, but his head automatically flies up, so it gets loopy and droopy looking, and so then I drive him into the contact, and it disappears. Just gotta work on it :P Posted via Mobile Device