Pushing down

Some riders push their hands down unto their thighs, holding the reins as to force the horses head down. It means you have to tip forward –out of balance- and brace your back. I have even seen instructors advising this. But if you need such force to get the outline, there is something very wrong.

The harder you pull him down, the more a horse wants to push his head up. If you use draw reins with force and you take them off, a horse will stick Lees meer