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        05-25-2010, 07:00 PM
      #11
    Trained
    She does need to walk to warm up, so just drop your reins and allow her to 'just walk' for 10 minutes or so before you start your trot work. Once she becomes more balanced and willing to move into the bridle at trot and canter, off the forehand, the walk *should* improve also. But you do need to spend some time on the walk anyway, but not 'making it obvious' if that makes any sense, so don't fuss around with her mouth and try to get her on the bit and straight, just throw your reins at her, put your leg on and say forward until she can walk in a straight line, stretch down and step forward. Only then can you start playing with putting her on the bit
         
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        05-25-2010, 07:19 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Ok cool thanks so much for your help its definitely something im going to try tomorrow!

    Hopefully she will improve my friend unrealistically wants to start competing in August which just wont happen. The horse is still to figure out where its feet are etc
         
        05-27-2010, 10:50 AM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by MaggiStar    
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    So yesterday was my first day actually riding and her walk is AWFUL. She is long and very unresponsive off my outside leg, she falls in on corners. Basically she just can't walk.

    I was wondering what kind of exercises would you guys do to improve her walk but also to actually make her work?
    Shoulder fore then shoulder in (at walk) then haunches in/out, turn on forehand, turn on haunches...

    Key to responsiveness if ask nicely ONE time if she ignores you pop her with whip. Once you use whip if she jumps forward into tro/canter/gallop do NOT pull her back, prse her for listening to whip then slowly bring her back to walk. Then repeat.

    If you use this technique horses soon learn they get asked nicely once and if they ignore they get the whip applied. Most prefer not to be whipped so they learn to react to the "nice" asking.

    If on the lunge she was leaning on the side reins ALL the time then she needed more FORWARD - stepping underneath herself. If she only leaned sometimes it may have been that she didn't have enough muscle to "hold" the round position.
         
        05-31-2010, 06:09 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Ok thank you Valentina. I will work on everything suggested
         

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