Soften your Hands with a Driving Rein

Driving rein

When Buck Davidson rode Carlevo with his reins in the driving position to stadium jump at Rolex, people took notice. Commenters noted that Carvelo is a very sensitive horse and carrying your reins like you are driving is a quick and reliable way to establish a soft and giving contact. For many years, trainers have […]

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The elusiveness of contact

The idea of riding with “contact” is pretty straight forward. You should have a light but steady feel of your horse’s mouth that allows you to contain and direct their energy. The tricky part comes with the fact that you cannot force contact; your horse has to seek it. And that comes from engaging your […]

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