Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southern Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Exactly. Freddy is not my horse, he has never had any professional dressage training (his owner marvels at what of done to him, heheh.), and to be honest, he's a bit ignorant of the hand. And, as I said, it's doing good service teaching me the responsibility of a curb function, and helps me get used to the double riens. It allows for some experimentation, too.
Right now, I'm working on finding the right length of the curb rein for Freddy, feeling the difference between what is too much and too little, and learning exactly what I can control with it and what effects I get when I do different things. All this can be done without too much bother to Freddy, and he can still put up with me on days that I'm feeling off, tense, or inconsistant. This just can't be done with a double bridle, and it brings me one step closer to softness, so that the day I get on a real dressage horse I won't have so much difficulty adjusting, hm? ~
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