Photo 4

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The handler should not restrict the horse's head (note the slight slack in the reins), even during a fast, forward trot, and they should travel alongside the horse's shoulder.  Matrix again served as the model.

Photo 5

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In this picture the handler has fallen slightly behind the horse.   The reins have become too tight, the forward movement is restricted, Matrix fights the bit, and her head carriage is diminished.