Well, the old method of a riding crop across the wrists seems to have fallen out of favor, with you younger and kinder trainers...but it worked very well indeed. God how I miss the screaming....
Anyway. Coffee cups of hot coffee while you walk around house. Or can use water if you must. The give and take will help to "divorce" your hands/wrists/elbows/shoulders from each other.
And if you are getting a lot of movement at trot, try lowering your hands slightly, and making sure you are not using hand/arm for balance at the trot. Posting without your reins helps too, and if you post at walk you will really get balance and that will help to keep hands still.
Can also lightly loop mane hair around pinkies to secure hands to remind you.
Exercises where you are on longline will help too, when riding without hands.
Don't get dependent on gimmicks that anchor your hands though, as it is a hard habit to break.
Repetition is the main thing.
Horses make me a better person.
Last edited by Palomine; 04-05-2012 at 03:50 AM.