Morning all Someone the other day was talking about having lunge lessons (through all paces) without the reins to improve their seat and to ensure that they weren't 'balancing' on the reins. Obviously this is a fab thing to do! Anyway, it got me thinking about/wondering if I balance on the reins (I'm not much of a rider... so I imagine I do! Unfortunately, I can't lunge ridden where I am... so, was wondering if there is any way, if there are any excercises, I can do myself (without being lunged) to improve/reduce any balancing act I may have developed. I have a quite 'hot' boy - and I don't really fancy dropping the reins entirely to find out! lol However... could I tie the reins with cotton to the monkey strap or something and have a go? I figure that if I had to pick up the reins in a hurry the cotton would break easily... or would that just be plain daft? *#) Any suggestions? Excercises?