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    03-05-2013, 02:25 AM
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Weanling
My biggest flaw in my riding is that I rely far too much on my inside rein. Its from "survival riding" in my jumper days.

In fact, you would be far better off 'playing' with your outside rein, though I don't necessarily advocate either. If you want a nice "headset" you should allow the horse to find it himself. When we train all of our greenies, we basically give them their head until they build their balance, and then touch both sides of their mouth to coax the head to a more accepted place. Obviously, the greenies can't hold the roundness, but this creates a situation where, rather than putting their head to a place they think it should go, they put it where it is comfortable.

I try to advert the use of the word of headset, simply because when people around here hear that, they immediately move to draw reins and tie downs. So that may just be me.

Despite the word used, try to dismiss the notion of keeping the head down, but rather working from back to front, and pushing the horse into the bridle while bringing the power from the hind end. The horses that are round this way are the very most correct and will move up the levels much easier.
     
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    03-05-2013, 07:26 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by LoveMyDrummerBoy    
If you want a nice "headset" you should allow the horse to find it himself. When we train all of our greenies, we basically give them their head until they build their balance, and then touch both sides of their mouth to coax the head to a more accepted place. Obviously, the greenies can't hold the roundness, but this creates a situation where, rather than putting their head to a place they think it should go, they put it where it is comfortable.

I try to advert the use of the word of headset, simply because when people around here hear that, they immediately move to draw reins and tie downs. So that may just be me.

Despite the word used, try to dismiss the notion of keeping the head down, but rather working from back to front, and pushing the horse into the bridle while bringing the power from the hind end. The horses that are round this way are the very most correct and will move up the levels much easier.
YES YES YES! Well said! When the power comes from the back and the horse rounds naturally, the results will be much longer lasting (and prettier) than seesawing reins, etc. Once they learn that it is much more efficient traveling rounded, they usually choose to go that way, at least the ones I've worked with. Takes longer, and there are no secret short cuts, but it is sure rewarding when our horses do "find it" huh LMDB? When the guys I ride "find it" I can feel their whole body change, it's a great feeling!
     

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