Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
I use the grab strap on my saddle - being an Eventer, it is great to have one when you are going down drops or if at times, you feel insecure. I usually grab onto my strap with one hand, while the reins are in another - but I have NEVER used the strap to achieve some sort of head set with my horse.
I am going to highly question your coach, if they are making you use this to get some head set. A coach who teaches you to ride from the front to back, is incorrect. A good coach, teaches you to ride back to front - seat into legs into hands. Headset always comes last, never first.
I use my strap, only for my security in the saddle. Nothing more, nothing less.
I need more information.