thank you josepha, we offcourse did this with bridle, so we sort of got the cues (though we had to go past some 'turning with me while I'm desperately trying to get behind her' troubles
). When I'm behind her it's okay, when I go and give her a treat, I just make sure that I'm back behind her before she's done eating
but we get better with it already.
I saw in your video, Karen, that you walk pretty far behind him, Ruphina somehow prefers me walking alway next to her hip. But when I got the reins on both of her sides and behind her legs... I'd have a hand pulling backwards and a rein quite close behind her hind legs.
Pro of this was that I had a clear difference in sideways and forward movements and turns. when in a sideway I'd 'throw' (she's a bit large for all of this) the outside rein over her back so the line that used to be behind her hindlegs would be over her back. But, lately I prefer to not have the line behind her legs... so I have them over her back everytime, which makes the difference way smaller, so it all came down to position. everything is a sideway; and every sideway becomes a turn and oh... but I'm getting the positions right now for turning.. most of the time (hey, a shoulder in is always a happy occasion right?
) so now I'm trying to find one cue for the sideways, she seems to make a sideway on different cues... and never the same... not one always. So we're practising there
I just love how my control got minimalistic. I mean... giving her control is one... but giving mine away
Right now, after riding her and having a canter with her, I decided to really go cold turkey on my control thing, should get rid of it. So I took my bridle home to prevent me from using it anyway and only have cordeo, lungline, halter (because we have to) and that's about it. Works for me. I'm not shaking yet
But I love the way of lungreining, Ruphina loves it and it gives her so much confidence. But now without a cordeo it gives me somehow the shivers... so time for my lesson!
I'll try soon again... and try to get a triple cordeo !
I thought... isn't a drawline one of those things we don't use? Like in the regular way of usage? To keep the horse's head in place so to speak?