Anyway I have had my horse for 3 months now, and I have been working on collection. I ride him about 5-6 days a week. We were doing great and everyday improving more and more. But recently I have been having a problem keeping him collected, especially in the canter. I decided to try and use the neck relaxer on my horse to see how he did, I had it very loose at first to see how he reacted. He was fine with it and slowly I would shorten it up but never too short cause this was the first time, and he was great! I used it agian two days later and I loved it! My horse didnt seem to mind either.
I noticed he was more sweaty after our workout, probly cause he is using all his muscles correctly.
But now Im having doubts if its the right thing to use and before I use it for a 3rd time I wanted to ask you guys what you think of neck relaxers? Are they good, bad?
When I ride him with it, I keep my reins loose almost to the buckle.
I have noticed when I don't use it and im struggling to get him to collect, I pull on his mouth more then I should, so I thought this would be good for him.
Please help me, I want to make sure it is safe and the right thing to use, I don't want to use anything to harm him.