Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Horry County, South Carolina
• Horses: 0
My horse Houdini did this at first. My instructor taught me how to ask him to engage his hindquarters and reach under himself while lunging him in his tack. Then once he had the idea of what I wanted, and once I knew, from seeing it on the ground, how to tell when he was using himself properly, we transitioned to asking him to do this under saddle.
Have you asked your mare to engage her hindquarters on the lunge without a rider? She's young and it will probably be easier for her to do this on the lunge first without a rider on her back.
Last edited by FirstLightFarm; 01-21-2012 at 11:13 AM.