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post #11 of 14 Old 04-20-2014, 10:59 AM
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He likely goes mad because of all the restriction up front. Work with poles and caveletti is fundamental to the development of horse and rider. When you are able to ride with your body and not your hand - he won't run away.
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post #12 of 14 Old 04-20-2014, 01:27 PM
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Jumping may be an issue because Rhos goes MAD! He tries to take off at any jump.
At what stage does he go mad? I see you happily schooling around fences at home, so he isn't one that explodes just at the sight of fences. I get that he isn't a jumper, so it doesn't matter so much, but as Anabel says pole work is really useful for all sorts of work, so time to address that one as well.

It could be that the going mad is part of the feedback loop, either you get excited/nervous at the though of poles, or he is feeding back on your stiffness and lack of 'give'

There are lots of great things you can do, from just throwing random poles around the arena and loose rein riding around them, through them and over them until everyone is bored, to more formal work with related distances etc, it is great fun.
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I think poles should be ok, as long as I can use my body correctly. Jumps kind of wire him up no matter who is riding him up. Once he turns into the jump he tears off and flies at the jump.

If he is fresh, or gets wired due to jumps or too many canter transitions, he goes all stupid. If I miss a beat at a corner when he is like that he actually runs into the fence. As in hits his face off the fence. He doesn't stop.

I will try the poles and caveletti, because it should help me strenghten my core by using it more.

Today was better. My mum said she saw me being more relaxed. We got a few strides of good lenghtening in trot, hopefully working our way up to medium trot. He was not as hollow and had a better temp and energy. Our leg yields were better with more crossing and my canter was less stilted and more flowing. There is still alot of room for improvment and I think I am going to get my mum to video me every day so I can see what I am doing. I sat back more today which helped my balance and relaxation. Sitting back wasn't working before because I thought when I did my leg went forward but it didn't. WhenI tried to bring it back that hurt my hip and I tensed up.

Hopefully with your help and the help of all my instructors, I will improve. Thank you so much for your advice so far as it's been amazing. I just hope someday I can ride well and in complete harmony with my horse.

Thank you so much again! I will remeber what you said and put it in to practice.

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He went really well today. We did trotting poles on a 12m circle and they really helped us balance together. His back rounded more, and he used his hind end more. Everything improved a bit again. Lateral work was better as well.

Thanks so much for your help, I feel that we are getting there now step by step :)
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