part 2 retraining ex racehorses

All aids to your horse rely on your application of some pressure, be it on the bit, With the leg, seat,whip or spur, the horses yielding to that pressure confirms his understanding and obedience to your communication. Most racehorses do not yield to pressure in anyway except to run away from it or lean in to it. Racehorses notoriously lean into the bit contact unless they are galloping flat out, they run away from the whip for obvious reasons based on the way it is applied.
The horse needs to learn to respect and respond to pressure as a means of
communication rather than discomfort to be run away from or push against.

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