Originally Posted by Mirandaelainee
Mine usually ignores my hand cues when I ask him to lower his head so a neck stretcher works best, but even then it doesn't work for us on the canter. He has literally no frame at the canter :( help?
There are no such things as "hand cues" for lowering the head. It's all about contact and having a longer rein that the horse chooses to stretch out with, or a shorter rein that the horse is more folded up with.
I wouldn't have a "neck stretcher" on him. That's probably more counter productive than beneficial.
I agree with Elana's post.