I saw Lucinda Fredericks do this just before a test at Aldon and thought it was such a clever idea. She gave her horse a polo just before going over to do her test. This relaxes the horse, encourages the tongue to stay soft and the horse to salivate.
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An amateur rider who produces all her own horses. I have competed at novice level and sadly never got further due to bad luck with horses but I am still ambitious to achieve a lot more. I have a riding qualification in UKCC2 and a diploma in NLP. Sports science and particularly the mental game fascinates me. For a day job I work for a large multinational brand.