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  • Head position loose rein dressage walk

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    07-08-2013, 01:25 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by tlkng1    
My TB refused to do the stretch..it was just his nature...he preferred head up or level in the walk even though he would take the rein and stretch OUT..he just wouldn't go down. Essentially I trained it into him by asking with the reins to lower his head while still asking for a more active walk. Once I had a better head position I would slow the walk to get the "march" the judges like to see and get swinging through his back again. As time went on and he got more used to the dressage frame, around Training Level, he was more willing to go down and out after the first few test elements. The first show ever at Intro A and B he was getting 5s...by Training 2 he was getting 8s in his walk but we still had the head level issue in the stretchy trot.

The other option is to get a pal with a small pony, tie a carrot to the pony's tail and have your horse follow :)
The only small pony I have would spend a long time chasing his tail
     
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    07-10-2013, 01:23 PM
  #22
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Originally Posted by SEAmom    
Have you tried pulsing your calf in time with the walk you want to achieve? I'm still very tired, so it makes more sense in my head than I can find words to explain.
I do this, somewhat... a trainer once told me to push the barrel back and forth underneath me with my calves, and my horse has learned very quickly that this is a request for more "umph" at the walk. When we're practicing, if I also start counting out loud with his footfalls "one two three four" he picks up immediately and gets the idea.

I've found that after working "in frame" for a while, my horse loves to be rewarded by trotting out on a loose rein. He gets to stretch over his topline and it feels so gooooood! Perhaps if you start using stretching down as a reward after work you can both get used to moving out on a loose rein?
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    07-11-2013, 10:14 PM
  #23
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This might help...

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