If the body remains contracted put a coil of 5 or 20 green bamboo shoots below the numnah and let the animal feel your hands, this will set the body right.
If the pony is gloomy the rein should be held tightly and the animal should be walked in the rain, and a cord should be applied to its mouth even at the stable; this will put the animal in a proper frame of mind.
If it shies take it out to walk at night, and through knee-deep water, it will be cured.
If it stumbles attend to it, apply ghila, take it out to walk in water, and clip the edges of the hoofs.
If it plunges with its forefeet, ride leaning forward.
If the head is drooped ride the animal only occasionally.
If it cringes make it walk in a circle, using your hands, and sit a little inclined to one side.
If it shakes its head, sit erect pressing down the flanks and hold the rein tightly.
If it bends the forehand, twist strings round the hoofs and make the animal feel your hands.
If it carries its tail to one side, sit slightly over.
If it does not stretch out the tail use a circular seat of timber beneath the numnah.
If it shakes the rump make use of ghila in the forearms, and sit opening your chest and stretching out your hands and shifting to the rear, this will remove the vice.
If it overstrides in front use Ghila (shoe) beneath the forefeet, and use whip in your hands; if it overreaches behind use ghila under the feet too, if the steps are in a circle use your hands.