Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I just introduced Maia to them, and even on the longest setting she got freaked out a few times and almost reared - I had to act quick and get her moving forwards again. Ideally they shoould be introduced after the horse is giving to the rein, or they can get freaked out about the constant contact.
They are great for guiding a horse into a correct frame, but the horse can get "stuck" above the vertical and not know how to correct it, so you might have to coax them back into a correct headset.
When I ride Sonny I always have constant contact with the reins...
How is the side reins different from the pessona system? Isn't it all about the same just the side reins don't have the back part that goes around the legs?
I am trying to think of stuff my barn owner would have so I could try it out before I bought it, but I don't think she has the pessona system...if anything she'd have the side-reins.
I can get Sonny to lower his head by putting my hands lower and opening them wider and I can also get him to put his head on the vertical...is that what you mean by "giving to the rein"?