The ability to ride your horse with soft, quiet hands is the first step towards developing an even, elastic contact to the bit and, therefore, with the mouth of your horse. Between the need to guide your horse precisely through the exercises and controlling your own seat and legs, keeping your hands steady and in front of you can be a challenging task.
Does it sometimes feel that no matter what you do, you just can't seem to get your horse to understand what you want? You're not alone! Not only is the correct application of the rider's aids important but the timing is also vital. Communicating quietly with your horse can only come about when your horse understands the rider's aids and their meaning.