Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Victoria, Australia
What happens is when the rein puts pressure on the horses neck, it also pulls on the side of the bit that you want the horse to move (does that make sense..?). Personally I think its a waste of time and completely pointless as the horse gets confused when you put the reins back to normal and its not the same type of pressure and you basically have to start from scratch. Very smart horses pick it up soon enough, but its effort wasted. What you're doing with her is fine and will teach her better than any other method I can think of =)
Congratulations on keeping your head on because I know I wouldn't have!! Hahaha,, and well done on training your horse so well!! I have a thoroughbred that's been trained by top show/dressage/eventing people and I wouldn't put a child anywhere near his saddle!!!keep us updated on her progress!!
live for the good times,, forget all the bad,, love him forever and you'll be always glad!! So hug like you mean it,, and kiss in the night,, smile when they cant see and never ever fight!!