It won't come right away but I think it's an important part. My boss started to train my horse for a lower headset the third? day he was in training. I started at the stop, all I did was pick up on my left rein until he dropped his head, as soon as he dropped it a little bit you release your hands. Keep doing that until he realizes that when you pick up on your left rein you want him to drop his head. Then you work at the walk, then at the trot. My horse still has a horrible time lowering his head at the trot because his neck is so short.
The last trainer I went too, put a martingale on his on his second week of under saddle training. I was so mad, she didn't even want to work and take her time to naturally get him to drop his head, instead she took a shortcut.
Edit: ^ Everyone stop spamming up this thread, seriously.
Last edited by White Foot; 05-30-2010 at 08:32 AM.