Need Suggestions - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 08-25-2011, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Need Suggestions

I've been working with a new horse and would really like to start him on barrels. The place where I'm currently boarding only has a round pen as of now. Does anyone have some suggestions on good exercised to do with him in the round pen? I've been doing reverse archs (counter-bends), doing different size circles around a barrel in the middle of the pen, roll-backs, and basically anything that keeps him moving and responding to my legs. He's getting bored though and really anticipating what we're going to be doing.

He also cross-fires (opposite lead in the back). I thought it was just one direction that he does it, nope, he switches on switch direction he does it daily. Does anyone have any suggestions to help fix this problem? I had another horse do the same thing, but all I needed to do was get him collected and do a smaller circle. It doesn't work with this guy.

SconnyCowgirl is offline  

barrel racing exercises , cross-firing

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Name suggestions? NY Nickers English Riding 16 04-15-2011 04:35 AM
I Need Your Suggestions! lifeisinhorses Horse Health 1 08-08-2010 02:12 PM
What now-suggestions my2geldings Horse Talk 5 02-22-2010 09:36 PM
Suggestions? justsambam08 Horse Training 16 01-24-2010 06:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome