Please could someone explain these to me? I know some trainers use them when working towards an outline. How would you apply them, and in what circumstances?
If you follow EE, RWYM, or one of the other modern classical schools of thought, do you think they have a place or not?
Iíve only used jaw flexions once and that was under instruction. I was on a borrowed horse and having an experimental lesson with a friendís instructor. At halt, I was told to keep my legs closed against the horse and apply tension down the outside rein until he yielded / softened to the pressure. It was effective for this horse Ė he was much less hollow afterward although not exactly round.
I really, really wish Iíd asked the trainer whether she would use this technique on every horse or whether it was due to the particular conformational difficulties of this one. Unfortunately I had so many other things to ask that this one slipped my mind
, and Iím unlikely to have another session with her. Only because I donít have a horse! So if anyone could enlighten me Iíd be very grateful.