Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Tiny, that may be an Arabian thing. When my mare is in the lead on the trail, her head is up and looking around. If I hold her back behind another horse, she starts playing with her bit. If I don't let her pass the horse ahead, then she sometimes starts a very slow jog with her neck bent and her head past the vertical - all with no input from me. She just seems to like traveling like that - if we're behind someone. The first time she did it, I freaked out! We were in a rocky spot with cactus all around us, and she was prancing behind our gelding with her head tucked way back. She looked like the horses in the Arabian WP video.
In the lead, it is a whole different story!
"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."