Use it on the
ground to send energy to a horse -- spin the popper end at the shoulder or rump
of a horse that is moving in to your space. You can fashion the progress string
into a makeshift halter or use it to tie a horse out on the trail. Use it as
a leash for your dog
In the saddle, you can use the progress string in place of a crop to tap the horse in the rump. It is very useful to work out the neck reining concept on your horse -- with a helper on the ground using a lead rope or longe line, put the progress string around the neck of your horse. The pressure of the rope along with leg aids can easily teach a horse this concept.
I use a progress string to teach a horse how to ride "naked" without a bridle or halter. The progress string gives you something to hold onto during that "honeymoon period" where you may not be too sure that your horse is going to react the way it should.
*Click here to purchase progress string on NHS accessories catalog page*