I have a mare that I've trained from the ground up. She a nice solid mare with a good walk, trot, lope, has a wonderful stop, nice and supple, etc. We've been working on our loping, and I'm well aware that somedays training isn't too pretty, and my question is this: Is it bad, to get my hands up and wide to get her to get up and off the bit? She's got great forward motion, I'm just trying to get her rocked back a little more to keep her from developing the habit on getting stuck on the bit.
Let me know what your views are on this.