Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
It depends what you call contact. I can always feel my horse's mouth yes, but I don't have them in my hands and pushing into the bridle and the contact until they are ready. For long and low you want a very slight contact. Just enough to encourage your horse to drop his head and start to push into the bridle but you don't want to be holding him in it, or forcing him into it. Think of on the buckle as a smile, light contact as a handshake and full contact as a bear hug in human interaction analogies.