Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Encouraging a horse to come up and carry himself straight
I've recently had a few very very good lessons with a new dressage trainer, Reeco has come on leaps and bounds.
We have worked on the trot and on getting me to sit up, our canter transition is miles better than it was and the pony is much much more in front of my leg and forwards.
However pony just wont carry himself in the canter, he falls in through his inside shoulder and motorbikes round a shoulder. He is horrificly crooked in canterand the downward transition is horrific.
My instructor has given me a few exercises to practice between now and my next lesson (in the new year) and I'm under strict instructions to hack him our A LOT when I take him home for christmas and get him working up some of those big welsh hills, however has anyone else got and exerises that may help?
I'm not too worried about the downwards transition as I think thatis a symptom of him not being balanced in the canter so he has no chance of being balanced in the downwards transition and when he is more balanced in the canter the transition will improve.
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT