How do you think she would do in dessage??

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    10-09-2009, 06:00 PM
Green Broke
How do you think she would do in dessage??

She still needs to go forward more but how do you think she would do??

IGNORE me lol I was more messing around.

She doesnt seem to be as willing to do jumping as she is to do more flat work and she's holding her headset herself. So I take it. Lol

She still going to be doing jumping here and there but I think we might just focus on dressage.
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    10-09-2009, 11:00 PM
She looks good, but hard to tell without a video of her. She seems like she need to be pushed up in the bridle more, but like I said its hard to tell. If she likes flat more then do dressage even if you want to jump her dressage is great for horses who jump. I took a couple lessons myself for my jumper. Flat work is a great thing for horses and what better way to get your horse broke between the fences than dressage. Go for it!
    10-09-2009, 11:10 PM
SHe's cute and has potential, but she's working front to back. Her head set is nice, but that doesn't mean anything if she is not using herself. Right now shhe's not using her back end at all. Her hind foot should fall in the same hoof print as her front, see how much further it needs to reach? It might help to let her head go and stretch and use a LOT of lot into a soft hand to get her back end working, THEN worry about her head
    10-10-2009, 01:18 AM
Green Broke
Oh im not the one getting that head set she does it herself.

I can let go of the reins and she does it. She's been do doing it ever since I started working on small 10m canter circles.

She definitely needs to come forward a bit. She's ALWAYS been front end drive gotta get some impulsion lol. The rein is tight in that hand because I was asking for her to come around and she was leaning[her NO habit lol], but you can see the other rein is totally loose.

She's rounding her back SO much more then she usually does, she usually hollows her back so this is a improvement!

Its a work in progress good to know she has potential though :)
    10-11-2009, 04:29 PM
Green Broke
I think she would benefit from dressage, dressage is meant to improve a horse, it is great that you are thinking of doing some! It is always fun teaching a horse soemthing new!!! Have fun and I hope it all goes well!!
    10-15-2009, 12:53 PM
Horse is on forehand and not in front of your leg. Rider needs to sit UP, stretch legs down look up (not down) put thumbs up and use seat to push into more connection with the bridle.

Any horse can "do" dressage..just how well and at what level depends.
    10-15-2009, 03:05 PM
Green Broke
I said don't critique me, I was just having fun not caring about what I looked like.

All together this was just a having fun ride carefree and she has been starting to go on the bit by herself. So I got a nice picture of it and wanted some opinions. I was looking down because I was trying to get a good picture of it, so I was telling my aunt right when to get the picture. Lol trust me I ride better then that I look like crap there! :P I was focusing more on her

She usually will move forward more if I ask her, but we are working on it. She's built slightly down hill so she's more on the forehand.
    10-16-2009, 12:35 PM
Any horse can do dressage. From what I"m seeing in the picture, she is behind the vertical, and on the forehand. She is not using her back at all. If this is better than before as you said, then my guess would be that before, she was hollowing...and this is how her back normally would look like without hollowing.

She needs to learn to step under herself more, and that will help with getting her off her forehand.
    10-17-2009, 03:38 AM
Green Broke
Omg! Lol I KNOW she's on the forehand, I clearly said this in my original post... We are working on impulsion now without a headset. I have to ride in a halter to do so since she automatically does it in a bridle. I posted this picture because I was proud of the natural head carrage.

Yes she does hollow her back out usually, the saddle wasn't and still isnt fitting right so im going bareback till we can get it fixed so she's JUST starting to lift her back up. May not be much to you but it is for me. Its a starting point. I appricate the littlest improvements with how she uses her body. And this is HUGE because usually she's hollowed and avoiding the bit. So this is HUGE

I don't mind that she behind the vertical in that picture because she's not over flexing nor really breakin at the poll. Which is good considering this is all natural.

Thank everyone.
If your going to reply PLEASE don't repeat lol
    10-17-2009, 08:19 AM
You asked for opinions, people gave them. If didn't ask for a "isn't she cute!" so don't be annoyed when people critique.

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