Originally Posted by Kayty
Depends on the horse. If it's never had to have a contact then yes, some of them will 'complain' about it.
That's weird. I mean I keep contact (although not constant due to me not being a good english rider :) but pretty consistent for the last couple months or so). My instructor got on her yesterday for the 1st time since last Fall to give it a try, and she bucked under her (plus refused to move really even with the crop, swished her tail, and looked very pissed). The instructor blames it on her not liking the contact. So I was wondering if it's indeed a case.
BTW, I used the strap around the neck to move up her shoulders yesterday. That was TOUGH I must say (to operate 4 reins in same time).