12-02-2012, 09:47 PM
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I don't know how good I am at explaining..
I've been working on this too.
What I did was, at an gait, for my explanation will use the trot:
I would ask for the trot on a loose rein, SUPER light contact. I would let her go on her own three strides, so she has her head where she would put it.
Next I pick up my contact. So I can feel her mouth. Then I would drive her forward into my hands, if she would lower her head, my hands went with her.
This is as far as we've gotten, but she's learning to look for the bit. When she puts her head down (it's not on the ground, just very low and relaxed) I can feel her butt has more "swing" too it, more pushing up, I guess!