Originally Posted by eventerjumpergirl
Well a martingale will help keep from the head tossing, but it is temporary. Just keep steady with your hands, use a fair bit of seat and stay light handed. Suppling exercises and shoulder/hip control exercises as well will really help with balance.
Makes sense. I just was a bit iffy about using the martengale too much because I handt really used one before, so I used it for as little time as possible on her, just so I didn't over-use it, I guess...
I try and be as light handed as the horse allows me to be. It's kind of my motto. If a horse is being heavy on my hand, I'll give it a couple chances, then give them a little bit of a talking to (if you know what I mean) and start over. Which is why me and this horse had such a looong a frustrating time... she wouldn't get it for a looong time.
I'll keep the suppling exercises in mind :)