(Noted: I'm pretty selective about editing, so maybe you don't see it as much as I do, but let me assure you, it's a thing.)
|Could he be more good looking?|
But here's the thing--according to both S (biomechanics) and C (dressage), it's far better at this point to let Courage express his tension by opening and closing his mouth than it is to tie it shut and force that tension to show up another way.
|You may be sick of this pic. I'm not.|
So I'm not saying I'd never put a flash on him--I have before and I'm sure it will happen again. It's just that for where we're at right now, I'd rather he open his mouth and release his topline than close his mouth and invert.
Because let's face it, that tension is coming out somewhere.