We’ve all heard “short reins win gold medals” but obviously it’s not just shortening the reins that’s important.
I’ve struggled with this for a bit and it’s kind of frustrating. My trainer can get on and ride with her hands on the 2nd tab and says when he’s going correctly this is a good place to be. Some days I can easily get there and some days I feel like he braces against me and almost pulls me out of the saddle. I assume the answer lies in the amount of engagement at any given time but I find it difficult to get a fair amount of engagement when he bracing against me.
My guy isn’t naturally forward thinking so I do need to create that energy which I think may be adding to my frustration. My trainer however can get on, shorten the reins and get right to work. Any suggestions on what I can do to get over this hump? Some days I’m successful and the work goes well but some days it takes all I have and it still doesn’t happen.