Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Wellington, Florida <3
To get your horse to pick its head up you do want to squeeze a little more , but not to the point where you would run into the horse in front of you . And you should never ever EVER be so close to the back of another horse that you could run into him , even if your trainer says he would never kick out , if something spooks him he WILL freak out and probably kick your horse . Another trick to get your horse to lower it's head is to massage the reins slightly , don't pull so much but just squeeze the reins like your squeeze water out of a sponge . To slow your horse down sit back on your but and sink into the saddle but keep your abs tight , don't just flop around like a sack of potatoes . Be sure that when you push your heels down your not bracing in your stirrups , causing the girth to squeeze the horses belly and make them go even faster . Also , don't pinch with your knees , but rather use your inner thigh muscles to hold you and to post at the trot .