A hearty loud slap on the neck doesn’t mean much to a horse. A quiet, delicate touch that sends a gentle sensation through the horse creates a much more pleasant sensation.
As with everything in dressage, when you are pleased with your horse and you want to reward him – less is more!
And … any reward must be immediate. It is said that a horse has a shorter memory than a dog-which might be three seconds. In my experience they have selective memory!!!
Patricia – The Dressage Tipster