Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Never pull back on a horse, classic novice mistake, it's a pull up and never use hands without legs, another big mistake. Don't constantly hold onto his face either, he needs release otherwise you are defeating the whole purpose. Pressure, release/reward. He can't know what he is doing right if you never release him, he's just waiting for an opportunity to throw his head down or up or whatever. It's like collection, you don't hold the horse's mouth, he comes to your hand, hence, on the bit. So remember, if he throws his head down, you pull straight up & give him leg, show your little sis how to do this.