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        01-10-2014, 07:47 AM
    When riding with one or more riders, let your horse pick out where it wants to travel. Some need to lead, others behind altho most want to be in the middle somewhere. If the horse is allowed to choose this can make the ride much easier.
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        01-10-2014, 11:10 PM
    Lia definitely likes to lead. Although then she usually power walks ahead of everyone else. :P We led on our ride on Wednesday, and that ride turned out great. Eventually I want her to be ok anywhere in the group, though.

    We went 6 miles on Wednesday and 7.75 today, and her jigging issue seems to be pretty much gone. The only time she jigged was today when another endurance rider trotted past us and Lia wanted to follow.

    The next thing we're going to work on is trotting. Ugh. I know she has it in her to trot beautifully, but that nice trot goes down the tubes when we haul out for rides. She sticks her head in the air and plows ahead faster and faster...any ideas on how I can improve this?
        01-11-2014, 12:44 AM
    If you have the time and the space I suggest letting her blow it out one way and then turn and go back at the same speed, then turn and repeat. This works best if you have two patient friends on horses that can keep them calmly walking while you ride her silliness back and forth between them as you all move down the trail....she will start to see that she is getting no where fast...the lightbulb eventually comes Luka and I have to do this occasionally. Also makes him quite responsive and soft and wears him out a bit, lol.
        01-11-2014, 01:05 PM
    Hmm, interesting idea. So is that for fixing the leading or trotting issue? Haha.

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