I use one of those leashes that retracts and extends as the dog moves toward and away from you. The thing is, she never really gets a complete release from tension on the leash unless I grip it and give it total slack.
This got me to thinking about the concept of contact vs pressure while riding. I know we all want soft hands and easy, comfortable contact for communication with our horses.
To you, what constitutes contact, and what constitutes pressure?
Where do you draw the line?
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