Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
I'm not sure I like it. It may just be a personal thing, but I don't like the idea of pulling a horse's head down via the side reins between his legs. A rider's hands are up above the horse's withers and should have no connection to the horse's chest. The idea is not to pull a horse's head down, but to lift up and ask the horse to give. Roundness comes from the haunches engaging more than anything else... if you just pull their head down it makes them heavy on their forehand and their haunches just drag along behind like an after thought.