Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Two point works OK for me in a western saddle. Wouldn't want to do it forever, but it is fine for short bursts while the horse gets comfortable trotting.
For the reins, it is about a pinkie of pressure removing slack from that rein as the shoulder goes forward. Hard to describe...both at the same time would get my horses to drop a pace, but each rein moving forward but not quite as fast as the shoulder...
"Make the right thing easy and the wrong thing...well, ignore it mostly."