Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
I'd be lengthening those side-reins a lot, and connecting them to the roller on a higher ring. He's tucking in behind the vertical and avoiding contact (and therefore dropping onto the forehand) which is not what you want. To be honest I'd be tempted to chuck the inside side-rein completely, put the outside one on a VERY loose setting, clip the line to the inside bit ring and run the line through the corresponding roller ring. That way you can give and release the inside rein as needed, while the outside side-rein prevents the bit from pulling through the mouth, or the horse from spinning in toward the centre.
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