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    08-22-2013, 04:24 PM
  #21
Trained
Those are good suggestions. I also thought of one more. I think if you can change sports for awhile and REALLY get him in terrific shape--maybe some endurance riding?--he'll find the Dressage work easier to do. Hope this helps. =D
     
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    08-26-2013, 09:15 AM
  #22
Foal
Have a funny(ish) story. Yesterday I was jump crew for two of my horses. We were down in the mud field. My big horse slid and fell down turning towards the cavaletti. Horrified I rushed to the scene. The rider was fine but horse didn't move. Oh my God, I thought, he's broken his leg! Heart sank! Instead he was lying there EATING
GRASS!!! What a character. It's not really that funny of a story. Still feel a bit sick when I think of it - mostly for the rider. But also for my big big baby!

What's interesting is I was riding him on Saturday, really working on quiet leg, core strength, sitting back, walk, trot, canter transitions. My mother was there watching me telling me I'd made tremendous improvements! She says to wake him up, keep him awake, work his head a little to keep him from getting bored. Which I donever so gently.

Then I thought and let it go through my body fully, somehow, OK, big guy, let's get this thing into the next gear! And HE DID! Must have been 12 beats of pure flying and it scared the crap out of me so we woa - ed.

That's what happened when the other girl flipped him yesterday. I told her he has a whole 'nother gear I've only seen once. He just loses control of his feet sometimes. Which is very dangerous when he is going into the next gear.

Might need to get a vest.

PS We do endurance in the fall. It's the thing he loves the most.
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    08-26-2013, 10:09 AM
  #23
Weanling
When my horse is being a lazybone we canter off the wall, even getting into two point to just let him go (two point is really hard in a dressage saddle), doing circles while giving him his whole neck, taking legs off, sitting like I'm made of rubber, then slowly collecting him. At this point I look like an idiot but he is happy. Being off the wall naturally makes him want to go faster and simultaneously makes us work on straightness. He is a completely different horse after. We also alternate between collecting and extending movements in the trot to energize him and make him respond quickly - like half-pass to extended trot to half-pass along one diagonal. This makes him go from looking like a soggy old lesson horse whose soul has been crushed to a fancy pants dressage horse.
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    08-27-2013, 09:28 AM
  #24
Yearling
More motivational stories as I'm suddenly quite interested in this entire subject. The day my trainer made that statement, "If you can see Max do that stuff out in the pasture then you know he can do it," it really inspired me. I have a little NSH and boy, can be TROT. Sometimes if he gets frisky he can extend himself so much that he looks suspended in air and needs to wear bell boots because he clips the backs of his front feet-

When he is plodding in the arena and I can't seem to make him move faster I remember him like that and just really ask for it- he eventually gets as excited about it as I am and we go, go! It's the best feeling ever to really get that impulsive forward energy!

So long story short I guess when you feel your horse could fall asleep on you under saddle it means in a way that you are falling asleep a bit too- they really tune into the energy that you send them, and if you amp that energy up in yourself they can feel it and respond to it too.
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