Horse Head Position
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"The horse's head and neck act like a balancing pole and also move around to collect sensory information."
"There are many ways to force the horse's head into a fashionable carriage, but that may not help the horse use its back well and therefore allow free leg play even in shortened strides."
"The head carriage a horse volunteers reflects whether or not the horse has the overall balance we are looking for. Wise riders don't hide that valuable clue by imposing a particular head carriage...."
"Do not think for a minute that you can pull his head down — or set it — with the side reins. This is not acceptable."