04-04-2011, 06:34 AM
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Sorry, no, on the bit or on the aids is not produced soley by a rein aid.
It is produced by riding forward on a properly warmed up horse into a firmer contact and you know you've done so correctly when you feel the horse's back rise up under you and the horse accepts the firmer contact without resistance.
It is something that happens to the whole horse, starting with the hind end and moving through the horse's whole body, not something that happens or the rider does to the head and neck.
It's usually a much better idea to learn what it feels like on a schooled horse who will respond immediately when asked correctly than try to teach it to your horse without actually knowing what it feels like.