But DrumRunner, I post my videos on here so I CAN
get picked apart.
Isn't that the point? haha
And he is SO good about listening to my legs. I need to capitalize on that. The last time I rode to the arena 3 miles away, they had some road cones with PVC pipe in them in the arena from their mounted shooting practice. I set them up in the pole pattern (just eyeballin' 21 feet) and I went through it a few times and then I quit because he trotting through it beautifully! Listening completely to my legs the whole time. All I did was held him with my hands and moved him with my legs. I'm so excited to get him going on that too. My last horse was NOT a very good pole horse, so I'm excited to maybe have a good one!
Although I do wish he'd pay attention to my legs more when I trying to cue him for leads. He is very left lead dominant. I usually have to ask 3 or 4 times before he gets that right lead on the straightaway, and its even harder when I'm doing circles with him (can't figure that one out .... he just counter canters like crazy).
But to my surprise, when I let him take a few FAST laps around the arena (the night I video'ed) for fun, when I went to slow him down, he was on his right lead ..... even when we were going around the arena to the left. Stinker..... Oh but he quite enjoyed the fast laps!
So can you give me a play-by-play for how you cue your bendy horse around a turn? What your doing with your eyes, legs, body, hands, etc. Maybe I can apply some of it.
This was a right lap, but he's always like "YES mom!" when I say okay, go faster.