At Il Paretaio we think that it is very useful to ride a horse with long reines and little or no contact. We use this to warm up and to cool down. It is also very important to build trust and to obtain relaxation.
Allowing the horse to carry his neck in a lenghtened and lower position will furthermore naturally stimulate the release of endorphins, the relaxant hormones, into the horse's system.
It is very important that the reins are considered a mean of connection and not of control. Ifyou cannot ride the horse without keeping him on tight reins then the reins are used in the wrong way that is to say for control.
Horse riding lesson: no contact
NewsStaff Il Paretaio 2015-12-04