Getting your horse on the bit can be the bugga boo of riding, causing stress and unnecessary frustration in both horse and rider. One the rider understands where to focus, and what to focus on, riding becomes a solvable puzzle rather than some mystical feel that only the talented possess.

In good work the horse’s back forms such an effective bridge that it is very comfortable to sit on, and his back end and his front end no longer feel like two separate pieces. Think of him moving in one piece underneath you, so that you feel as if you are being carried along on a conveyor belt.