Monday, February 25, 2013

25th February, 2013 Gadgetry

A new working week for Jessica and today she and Charly have been for a circuit of the woods on their own and consolidating their trot work. The aim is progress without drama all of the time.

We pride ourselves on not working with gadgets such as flash nosebands and draw reins but one should never say never. Jessica has a great habit of dropping her head straight to the floor to crop the marsh grass which leaves Charly feeling as if he is on a cliff edge looking down. To counter this I have fitted extremely loose side reins which attach to the Dually - far from a device to force her into an outline. She has transitioned to the bit really easily too. 

I made Charly walk home so that I could ride Jessica back to the fields.