Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel
I don't think your horse needs them yet... just when you ride this horse, have "elastic" arms and be willing to give and keep things steady instead of yanky or bouncy.
Side reins are helpful however I do not believe you need them at this stage. This will most likely create problems.......
I think you're right....she accepts light contact under saddle, and I've tried some of the things recommended (putting them even looser, only using the outside rein, attaching them to a borrowed cavesson instead), but to no avail. She still hates those things on her neck!