This subject is taking up a lot of my thinking time but I'm finding it really hard to form my thoughts in to words on the page. So this page will develop as I manage to formulate my ideas. For now though I will begin by laying my head on the block and saying YES I do believe that collection is perfectly achievable without a bit.
I feel that I'm on the brink of having Chapiro 'off the leg' going forwards nicely and in the three paces. It's not there yet but it's approaching so I think this section will be helpful for illustrating my points on bitless collection. So I will start to keep a more regular update going in here, see you soon.
I spent a lovely morning last week with my friend Di and her gorgeous horse Remy. Di has started Remy from scratch and all by her self, starting with educating his mouth before even thinking of getting on board. While we worked on keeping his neck soft on a circle I had a light play with the rein and honestly I've never felt such a lovely mouth. I can honestly say that I am quite envious of Remy's mouth, to the point that I'm almost contemplating the possibility of creating one for myself, lol. I need to think.