As some of you may know I'm working with a TWH mare for a friend of mine with MS. I've been working on getting her to neck rein for about a month now. She seems to be getting it, but not as fast as I would like =\ I cross my rein over her neck and use my seat legs to reinforce what I'm trying to teach her. If that doesn't work I open up inside rein and give it a *light* bump. She is ridden in a plain old full cheek snaffle.
Today I was doing ground work with her trying to think of how I could work with her from the ground so my friend could also work with her. I put the line of the rope halter on the opposite side of her neck (if I sent her on a right circle the line was over the left side of her neck) and held pressure until she gave her head towards me. By the end of 20 minutes I had her giving and turning into me with light pressure.
Any other exercises from the ground I could do with her?
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