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        06-24-2008, 03:06 AM
      #21
    Trained
    As I work with my own but there are some things that are standards no matter who you are

    I didnt say trot poles made them tired I said it makes them pay attention more. Maybe you should read the post properly before you reply :roll:
         
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        06-24-2008, 03:25 AM
      #22
    Foal
    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
         
        06-24-2008, 11:48 PM
      #23
    Started
    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I find lunging her before I ride is really helpful. It doesn't get her excited, it helps let out all her excess energy. She's been doing better though. :)
         
        06-25-2008, 12:05 AM
      #24
    Showing
    Good, good! Yeah, I lunge my horse before riding too a lot- it gets their excess energy out.
         
        06-25-2008, 01:56 AM
      #25
    Trained
    Quote:
    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
         
        06-25-2008, 05:30 AM
      #26
    Foal
    I stand by my opinion due to experiences
         
        06-25-2008, 07:14 AM
      #27
    Trained
    As do I ;) there is sometimes more than one way to skin a cat :)
         
        06-25-2008, 11:33 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Glad to hear she's doing better but also, since you said she's an OTTB, racing TBs are taught to run against the reins/pressure. Circles, loops, serpentines, etc. are your best friends, and like others have mentioned lunging works well too. =]
         
        06-26-2008, 01:52 PM
      #29
    Showing
    Good point Megan!!
         
        06-26-2008, 02:45 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Just keep in mind that if you use lunging as a crutch to "take the edge off", you will have to lunge longer and longer each time until you have a horse that is so well-winded, they'll easily out last you!

    Good luck
         

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