Abby O'sullivan Eventing | 4 Questions | 36 Answers

Tips to stop a horse coming behind the bridle too much? I'm training a new horse so he's new to the whole contact thing.

Tips to stop a horse coming behind the bridle too much? I'm training a new horse so he's new to the whole contact thing.
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It may take a few rides for him to figure it out. Don't get frustrated! It takes time. But it's time well spent!!! 😊
@equestrianenthusiast thanks Meg, going to ride him now so I'll put this into practice.
Go wide with your inside hand, but not down. Then as he start to except it, start bringing your hand back to its usually place. Until he excepts your hand. Also lots of forward motion. Don't let him suck be hind your leg. As they except contact and carry themselves they start to slow down. Don't let him. Encourage him as he is doing the right thing, but keep him at the same even tempo and push him forward. Contact and connection is back to front, so you need the momentum to be able for him to except the contact.
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