I would like to tell you when I use work in hand and for what reason
When autumn and thus the rain comes, I can have periods where I only work the horses in walk. The arena can simply get too wet to do much more than walk work. Then I often do work in hand with the horses.
I also work the horses in hand if I'd like to have trained all four horses, but don't have that much time. It's quick to put on a bridle and then go out and get them to work over their back for 4-10 minutes.
Whether the horse is on the forehand or carrys the weight on the hind can not be determined from the neck's position. A horse that goes in competition frame, with the neck high and slightly in front of the vertical, can easily still go with the weight on the forehand. So even if everything in front of the saddle looks perfect, that is not necessarily the case. A horse that goes with the head and neck in a deep stretch, even very deep position, may well carry weight on the hind end.
Hello my Name Is Linda.
I'm living on the island Møn, with my husband Palle and our 4 horses.
I am approved Art2Ride trainer and on my blog I will write about this training. I will illustrate this with my husbands amazing pictures and videos.
Hope you will find the page interesting, enjoy.