I don’t use the bit to lunge. I put the halter over the bridle and lunge with the side ring of the halter. I do use side reins, although not all the time. And I have tried letting my legs be limp, I need to do it more often. So that’s something to consider. Although not right now, because I’m still freaked out of getting on. I think the longest I’ve stayed on, since she got spooked by the garbage truck and gave me a concussion, was about 3-5 minutes. Walking is less nerve racking than standing still.
Dressage is a dance, where horse and rider speak with silence, Where force is not necessary, and where the horse trusts his rider completely, even in the middle of the battlefield.
-Amber Blyledge, 2016