Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Try this, keep your weight to the back of your saddle (as you are doing); hold your reins in such a way that there is contact with her mouth but you are not pulling; use your legs to urge her forward into the bit & and at the same time telling her to back; do not yield the reins but use them as a blockade against her going forward. She will try to move forward but be blocked by the bit and eventually move back. At that very moment - release the pressure of the reins and start over again.
She may want to raise her head or drive forward but just hold steady until she gets the idea that backward is where the release is.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 01-25-2009 at 10:53 AM.