Snippet from last week's riding lesson...
TrainerCheryl: Some folks like a more heavy contact with the reins; however, I prefer a bit lighter contact.
WTC: Like how much?
TrainerCheryl: Oh, it should feel kind of like you are holding 2 empty beer bottles...not much more than that.
WTC: Hmmm...I wouldn't know how that feels...I always try to have a full bottle on hand in case I finish the one I am drinking.