Well Selena definitely weaves better to the left I see. That's okay; Red has got his "side" too.
Watch Selena on your run down. She is just WAITING for you to give her that cue to turn. That's why I say she is ready to hustle
. Send her flying down to that first pole, and sit when your knee arrives at that last pole. She is ready and waiting to turn it, and I guarantee she's going to dig and turn at a moment's notice: Because she knows in her mind that the turn is coming. She actually seems to be listening very well to you on when that turn should occur. If she starts to anticipate, you can always do the same drills you would do on a horse that anticipates a barrel turn: Run past, counter arcs away, etc.
Make sure you use that outside leg to make that end pole tight. It kinda screwed up your weaving because she made her first turn a little wide.
Use more leg on the weaving. She's getting noodly in her head from the reins.
But not bad, not bad!!
Originally Posted by AriatChick772
I think Red needs to come live in Alabama :) You can take the D4C mare, just leave Red. Lol!!
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LOL, which D4C mare is that?
Red is D4C as well ..... it's just not very close in his pedigree. Saltys Red Rock Quarter Horse
Yea, he's such a nice horse. I just wish the bugger would have a body that's going to hold up for a barrel racing career.
Originally Posted by Corporal
You're doing a great job! **hugs**
The problem with training a horse is that they anticipate and start wanting you to just be a passenger. Try doing some sessions that are just for schooling and obedience. Even IF you make the mistake that costs you time, you BOTH have to be responsible for your runs, and your horse shouldn't be the one calling the shots. =D
Yes, excellent point.
I would actually run the pole bending pattern wrong and random during practice with my old horse Beau. I would anticipate SO badly. He knew what he needed to do, but he's do it at the wrong time and smash my knee against a pole; especially weaving. It actually worked great for him to only do the pattern correctly during a real competition run. It helped him actually to listen to me, instead of going where he thought he needed to.