I have a green horse who needs to develop his topline and stretch down. Under saddle, he’s just now working on accepting steady contact. Also, I don’t feel he has the physical strength required to stretch down with a rider on board (he’ll do it a little at the walk, but not the trot).
What’s the general consensus on lunging with side reins? I would obviously start with them loose, and for this level of horse I’d use elastic. Do you think this would help him, or is it just gadgetry? I’ve never been a fan of any gadgets in the past, but I see the potential benefit of side reins for this horse.