*sigh* I really wish people wouldn't think of it as an outline. There is a huge factor that defines if the horse is working properly or not.
If the back (spine) is rounded up and engaged, the head will follow. YOU cannot yank the horse into a frame or an outline or however you want to call it.
You use your body to PUSH the horse (or pony in this case) into the bridle, use half halts to balance, lots of transitions, and then eventually the horse (again, pony) will use its back properly.
Since the pony is being ridden by beginners who don't understand how to get the horse into its proper working state (back rounded and engaged, not stiff in the neck or poll) then it's going to be tougher to communicate it to the horse because it will keep coming undone.
But continue to try and get that pony working properly!
Originally Posted by silverkitty34
there is a pony that I ride who I want to start bringing into an outline, but because of her size she is mostly riden by beginers, so she has gotten out of habit and I can only get her to bring her nose in slightly, please help!!