Head balancing is a major aspect. The horse chooses how he wants to balance and how often.
Head balancing focuses on balancing the tissue around the ears, poll and forehead. Since horses often bang their heads, or even land on their head in birth, head and poll imbalance is common for horses; this brings a host of behavioral and functional problems for the horse and rider. Safety issues alone make head and poll release a very high priority. These changes also benefit the horse’s entire conformation and topline.
Benefits for the horse:
- Relief from defensiveness near ears or poll
- Asymmetrical head features are re-aligned
- Mental focus improves
- Guarding and anxiety patterns are relieved
- Playing with the bit ends
- Relief from collection strain