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How do you fix it when the horse comes behind the bit?

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   January 24, 2011 18:41

The answer is leg and a giving hand, and the problem stems from the opposite.  With many riders who don't have instruction, riding the horse behind the vertical makes him more comfortable and maybe they feel he is light on the aids.  But it's not correct in that it puts the horse off the aids and more on the forehand.  Then what often happens is that the rider begins to enjoy sitting into his back and pushing him around.  Pretty soon the back also becomes low so you have that horrible low in the stomach and low in the poll position which is a dead-end.   by Gary Rockwell