Originally Posted by jeddah31
i never heard of trot poles reving horse up, lunging does, until the horse gets over it and calms itself down, it just needs to b given enough time.
I also don't know if ground work/lunging would help anyway, the OP seems to be haing trouble with her horse breaking into the above gait/jig jogging.. and ground work in this situation will I doubt solve this riding issue. It needs ridden work and I stan by my former post
as I've mentioned in earlier posts, race horses are not 'finished' when they are broken in. If further training isnt provided these problems will continue. Working from the ground, as you would when breaking a horse is the most effective way of combating these problems. If you spend all your time in the saddle you spend all your time fighting with your horse and that's hardly getting anyone anywhere
I never said not to ride at all but 75% of the work should be done from the ground for now. I've had tb's off the track before and have figured out how to deal with them and that's by basically re-breaking them from the ground up. You can't expect to get on a ottb and half halt it til it slows down. They don't responds to half halts or anything else because they simply don't know what you are asking them so unless you teach them properly you will get nowhere quick.
Groundwork builds a solid foundation along with training. So even though the horse is jig jogging its because its programmed to go fast...thats it. That's where re-breaking/training comes into it. A lot of problems require going back to basics even if it doesnt seem to fit