Originally Posted by rubyhorse
My mare is really hard to get onto the bit and it doesn't matter how much leg you put on her or how much you collect her, she won't get onto the bit and puts her head high in the sky. How can I get her into that frame to help her topline and back?
Time and teaching.
It can take some time for a horse to learn to carry themselves on the bit. It also takes good riding, muscle/fitness and balance. These don't happen overnight. Draw reins give immediate satisfaction. That's a big reason why people like them. Horse looks good in no time flat with no teaching.
She can do it but you both need to work at it.