Ransom's picking up a habit ... a yuckie one. At a good working trot, he'll lean on the bit, thus, leaning on my hands.
How do I fix it? If I add leg, he'll just push forward more, still leaning...
DQ - get off my hands
try giggling the bit.... tense/relax your hands, first one then the other.... pretend you are holding a ball in your hand with the rein, and squeeze alternately... couple or three times or until he stops pulling..
it's like a mini half halt, but no pull backwards..
it's a cue I used to use when driving, like a 'pay attention, I'm gonna tell you something'..
I'll have to try this tip. I have the same problem with Alice. In her case she likes to go faster at the same time. She does this mostly when working on circles for suppleness.
I'm not into dressage at all, but....
The jiggle (some say light sawing) works for Lacy.
With Autumn, I'd do almost half-halts (sometimes more on the outside) or turn her for leaning.
I should've read driven's post. That's it.
This message was edited Sep 15, 2009 9:15 PM