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        04-20-2010, 11:41 PM
    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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        04-21-2010, 12:01 AM
    The mare that does go nicely into a frame really is. The owner rode her before me to make sure everything was going alright.
        04-21-2010, 12:07 AM
    Horses respond differently to different riders; having the owner teach you how to ask the mare to work under herself and through her back correctly would be a great place to start :)
        04-21-2010, 12:14 AM
    Excellent points made so far - would like to point out that what works for one horse very often does not work for another! I would have a chat with the owner - most likely the horse needs some conditioning and, at the moment, just work on going forward. Could be that she needs a once-over by a vet as she may be sore.
        04-21-2010, 01:12 AM
    Yupp the owner is the one teaching me. I've got it right on one mare, just not the other.
        04-21-2010, 04:08 PM
    For now I would just work on her going straight and forward, if you don't have straight and forward you don't have anything to work with. Especially if the horse is unfit, she's going to need to build up the correct muscles, she wont have them any more
        04-21-2010, 07:50 PM
    She does everything perfect!! It's just I can't get her into a frame.
        04-22-2010, 11:22 AM
    Let's forget the word "frame." It's totally unclear. In another post you said you couldn't get her to track up. This is something I can understand. Is that the real problem? If it is, then you need to find a way to activate her hindquarters. If your legs aren't doing it, then you need to use a whip. Or maybe you're blocking her action with your seat.

    You have an instructor, so why can't you ask your instructor where the problem is?
        04-22-2010, 06:21 PM
    Gosh am I ever confusing XD sorry guys! I meant frame!
        04-22-2010, 07:16 PM
    :) 'frame' goes hand-in-hand with roundness, impulsion, suppleness, and a correct rider position.

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