Examples of common position mistakes - Uneven contact

  • This causes unclear instruction to the horse and uneven balance on the horse.

  • It may cause more flexion on one rein than the other therefore not working both sides of the body evenly

  • This will then create an unbalanced horse who will not become evenly supple and straight.

  • You should have elastic elbows that follow the movement of the horse

  • There should be a line from your elbow, to your hand to the bit

  • The contact with both reins should be even.