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Controlling Your Horse

March 2018 by Tanja Mitton,

Many riders are struggling trying to determine what the correct rein contact is or should be. As riders, we don’t want to develop ‘hard hands’ and, therefore, many riders are often too scared to take up a contact at all.

Here are some handy hints about contact and how to develop a sensitive connection to the bit...

I see so many riders who ride with an open hand in the attempt to not hurt their horse. 

This can lead to the following problems: