Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
To help him learn this, side reins while lunging is helpful as long as they are never too tight and you keep him moving forward.
I was thinking of using those, but can I use side reins with a hackamore? I use the English kind, so the shanks on the sides where the reins attach provide a little bit of rotation/leverage/stopping power....if I attach the side reins won't they rotate?
Also, could I use something like a martingale/tie down? It wouldn't be a permanent staple, just something to get him into a lower position so he could learn it. Standing/Walking, he often drops his head low or at least keeps it level
Also, to nrh--to him, side pressure means 'go forward'--if its at anything above a walk, his head shoots up.