Originally Posted by LizzieE
She will usually hold the collection for about seven or eight strides and then she starts tossing. Do you think it is just an evasion because it is difficult for her and I should just try to be consistant in what I'm doing or should I change my methods?
Because it's a LOT of work, as I said before. You need to give her breaks before
the head tossing starts, and slowly work up to holding it together longer. My horse is green. I like to change from put together to loose.. put together.. to loose. This happens every 5-7 strides, and then he's able to take put together for longer. I keep him focused with little exercises that work on bending and he can stay put together longer. His back muscles begin to be able to engage longer and he gains stamina as well.
What bit is she in, btw?