Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Always in la-la land, according to my mom.
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I agree with MyBoyPuck's advice. When you're beginning it also helps to rest your hands on the neck, as you would for a medium crest release. Shorten your reins and press your closed fingers into the crest of the neck. Let the weight sink into your heels and make sure your lower leg is firm against your horse's side, so that it's not slipping forward or backward. Keep your back flat or slightly arched, and your eyes looking forward. Then, once you're in position, practice maintaining it at different gaits. Eventually you won't need the neck for balance. Good luck :)