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What does soft hands mean?
On this forum, I've read a few posts that say you have to keep soft hands, or something like that. What does that mean? Does it mean you are supposed to hold on the reins lightly? Sorry..this is a stupid question.
The only stupid question... is one that does not get asked.
Generally when reffering to soft hands... its not about how tight you hold the reins. But more how tight you hold the horses head with the reins if that makes since. Being soft handed also means having quiet hands so not bumping the horses mouth when working. Basically.... soft handed people use very little pressure of the reins to direct the horse.
Not yanking on a horses mouth, and being gentle.
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