Training Exercises: Vertical Flex

The Goal The goal of this exercise is to teach your horse to yield to pressure at his poll. This is first used to induce a horse to lower his head for easy haltering or bridling. It is further used to start your horse lowering his head and tucking his nose in preparation for Collection.… Read More Training Exercises: Vertical Flex

Horse Anatomy: Poll

Of particular importance in both training and riding, the poll is the part of the horse’s head immediately behind or between the ears. It is the occipital protrusion at the back of the skull. A slight depression marks the jointed area just behind the protrusion – a very sensitive area. Because bridles and halters pass… Read More Horse Anatomy: Poll