Is it Possible? Oh ya!
Most people find it a considerable challenge to collect their horse where they have control of the poll and the horse is put in a position to use its ring of muscles in the most powerful and efficient way possible. However, I am seeing more people on the right track with collection using a bit or even a halter and lead line. What is even more exciting is the fact that more leaders are ready to try preparing their horses to collect with non-traditional tack or no tack at all. This article will illustrate how you can get started. It is also important that all horses have a foundation in the understanding of bending on a circle with lateral flexion and releasing the poll obtaining vertical flexion. (This has been covered in previous articles please contact me if you don’t have them.)