|Texas Paso Fino 3 year old in bosal and
english saddle. Ridden in round pen, arena by advanced rider.
Question: The horse moves well, gaits well, but am not happy with the
head set for the show ring. I would like to get the head elevated,
breaking at the pole, with a nice tuck on the chin. I would hope
to accomplish this in the bosal, prior to biting.
From Panelists Terry
This is a typical problem it takes a little work, but should be easily
resolved. First you are right to want to work this through in thejaquima,
I would stay away from the bozal and go to the barbada ( chinstrap).
Start with walking flat and straight asking your horse to
This exercise will help to loosen the pole, neck, and shoulder.
Now also work on walking circles nice and relaxed asking for the same
give with a nice bend to the body, and also asking him to give the inside
shoulder. With the pasos these are the most neglected exercises.You want
him to be able to work shoulder out but the important one is shoulder in
making sure he lifts the inside shoulder and moves is over