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post #41 of 46 Old 05-25-2009, 01:48 PM
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Not the best video. What annoys me tho is I can't flip it. :(
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post #42 of 46 Old 05-25-2009, 01:56 PM
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If you notice her back end could be a littler more engaged in most of these vids.

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Those are good basic leg yeilds along the wall, the horse does need a better connection over the topline and overall needs to become more solid in the contact and get greater reach. For a working trot I would like to see more impulsiveness and again greater reach of the stride.

In order for a travers (haunches in) to be performed, the horse's forehand must stay straight on the track and the haunches must bend around the inside leg to the inside track. From a front view, it should look like the horse's forehand is in the same position as it would be were the horse just trotting straight, the hanches are just shifted in.
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i no this might sound weird, but i am doing dressage and english showing with my connemara and i am now teaching him to lead change, i have done this a lot with other horses but never came across a horse that will change with his fronts but not with his hinds. anyone got any way of stopping this?
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That's pretty common. If you've just started teaching them, I'd just be patient with him. Ask him to rock back on his haunches for the change, and if he only changes the front, ask him to slow down while still holding your leg and he should switch the back. with time when he gets more muscle and understands what you want he should start switching both
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If the horse is not switching behind, it means that he is not strong or collected enough to start changes. You have to continue working on transitions in the canter forward and back to increase the amount of collection he can keep. You also need to continue working on canter - walk - canter transitions, especially to and from counter canter to increase the carrying power behind. When your horse is strong enough to carry the collection through half pass, shoulder fore, 10m circles, simple changes through the walk and extended canter, then you should be able to very simply teach him changes because he is going to have the balance and strength required to do them.
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