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hello ma'am, may i know what does "lower jaw tensed" mean in horse training terms?

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Rohit,

I find that when a horse is tense in his body, if he is afraid, or is in pain, his lower jaw would also be tense.

Often in ridden horses some people have a tendency to make the noseband too tight.This results in discomfort if not pain in the horse, and makes it difficult for the horse to relax and chew and move his tongue.

This would also affect muscles throughout his head and neck. You want the horse to have a soft jaw and be able to lightly chew.


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Mitzi Summers

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I am currectly registered in the HORSE TRAINING category. I feel that I would also be helpful in this category as horseback riding is also my field of expertise. I can answer any questions abou trider postion, correct use of aids, specific problems, physical and mental (fear) that rider may encounter, and suitablility of horse to rider.

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I have been teaching riding for over 35 years. I have taught all over the States, plus Europe, new Zealand, and south Africa. I specialize in teaching each horse/rider pair as an INDIVIDUAL case, not generalizing in any area. I encourage non-abusive techniques, and can help with almost all disciplines- Dressage, Stock Seat, Hunter, Jumper, Trail and Pleasure horses. I also have certified over 250 Instructors for the Certified Horsemanship Association and Centered Riding.Rode with the Royal Lipizzan Stallion Tour.

Organizations
Centered Riding, Inc. Certified Horsemanship Association New York State Horse Council Humane Society Greenpeace Barneveld Horsemans Association New York 4-H

Publications
WESTERN HORSEMAN PEGASUS EXPRESS, Alabama YANKEE PEDDLER, HORSE BITS HOOF BEATS CHRONICLE OF THE HORSE N.Y.HORSE online BITLESS BRIDLE (Dr. Cook) on line CENTERED RIDING on line CERTIFIED HORSEMANSHIP ASSOCIATION

Education/Credentials
Degree from Michigan State British Horse Society A.I Certificate from Northern Equitation Centre. Level IV Centered Riding Clinican (one of 20 in the world) Clinician and Master Instructor for the Certified Horsemanship Associaiton American Judging Association Judge (finished top 1/3 in judging Hunt seat, Stock seat, and Saddle seat).

Awards and Honors
2010 Certified Horsemanship Assocation Instructor of the Year Trained and rode the Northeast Regional Morgan Horse Reserve Champion and Champion Sport Horse (qualifying for Oklahoma Finals) Trained and rode the Northeast Pinto-Paint Stallion Champion, qualifying for the Finals. Awarded the Toastmaster Champion for Regional Competition Several awards form N.Y. 4-H volunteering as Hunt Seat Chairperson for 3 years, plus giving numerous clinics.

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