My first problem is a bit.
I have a paint mare who has really good turns but her stops need improving she has a softish mouth but holds her head up high so it's hard to keep soft supple hands,
I ride stock so it's normaly not to much of a problem because I ride on a long rein but when i'm doing barrel racing jumping or even pollocrosse you need to have a light contact, So do you guys have any ideas on a very soft bit. I don't want to use a tie down running reins or a martigle.
Her head is very soft on her mouth (if that makes any seanse) if you stick the soft pressure on her mouth her head goes up she listens to my legs very well but I was just thinking if I had a really soft bit I could use a even softer pressure and she might not lift her head up so much.
But it's workable.................
My other problem is I have a swinging fender saddle and it is the best saddle ever unless you trying to do a nice rising trot.
The only way to get up is use the momentem of the horse[as you normaly do] but Crystal my paint has a very fast bouncy trot and to soften it I use my seat by going up and down softly, This I can't do in my saddle.
I have a dressage saddle but it doesn't fit her Qh frame It's a wintec and on the bigest frame it's still to small.Any ideas?