Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
The very first place I took lessons, the coach would put you on a lunge line. She wouldnt allow you to touch the reins at all. She would put the bridle on with reins, but twist them up and put the throat latch over them. If you are riding in a western saddle, you have the horn to grab onto still, and if you are riding english, just grab some mane with one hand and the front of the saddle with the other. You will be fine. I think it would be better if you arent holding the reins at all, as it could confuse him, but that's just IMO.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus