Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Keep in mind that some horses can naturally carry themselves in a frame easier than others. Also, some horses tuck their head nicely in a "frame-like" position, but aren't truly using their backs, so aren't truly working through themselves. Chances are the horse that seems to "go in a frame easy" with 3 years off is just tricking you with her head.
Take your time, get the mare you're talking about in the OP fitted up - as Always pointed out, she's likely out of shape and simply cannot do some things.
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