Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Fidgeting in a halt??
Okay guys ;D
Duffy has come on in leaps and bounds, but like I've said before I'm new to this youngster business, only ever having ridden school masters before.
She stands on the ground, when I mount etc, no problems.
However, I have noticed a funny little quirk of hers! On a long rein if I'm taking her excercise sheet off or taking my jacket off she stands no problems.
If I am riding walk/trot and ask for halt, she halts beautifully. I keep my lower leg on, and give slightly with reins. Still contact, but my trainer says give them as reward. She will stand for around 3-4 seconds before she starts fidgeting. But not body or feet. Oh no. Head. She turns and nibbles my boots ( I once accidently kicked because I didn't reliase and felt teeth, not too hard, and it only stopped her for a little bit), she'll wipe her nose along the side of the school, sneeze, watch what everyone else is doing, sigh... I'm like get a grip Duffy haha!
Any tips? I know she's young, and concetration, but I like my leather boots ;D