Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
with ottbs the less pressure you can have with their mouth the better. Any one of them will up the pace when you pick up the reins. Even my tb does and she never even raced lol
Try getting into some groundwork and teaching her voice commands. Even though you can't use them in the ring they become a valuable back up when training an ottb IMO.
Half halts, 20m circles, trot poles etc lots of work on these will help make her more supple and responsive.
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"