Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
Do you guys work "long and low" at all? I find that, in the event that my horse is having a decent day and isn't totally nutty, working him long and low for the first 15 to 20 mins, and then slowly bringing him up and in to the contact, seems to work very well for us. Then the last 15 to 20 mins I will work him long and low again. He usually reaches out to the bit and it's really a lovely feeling.
Anyway... Congrats on your accomplishment! Sometimes we just need those little hints that what we are doing is right. That liiiiittle bit of validation keeps that fire lit!
Life seems mighty precious, when there's less of it to waste.