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    08-16-2010, 11:33 PM
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Riding feels.... Weird...!

I rode Jemma other day, and it felt somewhat weird. I mean she's generally heavy on front (we are working on it), but this time she was light, forward, and her back felt very strange - like she's preparing to buck (for the lack of better description). She also looked for the chance to moved to the canter. Now the tack is the same, and she didn't try any bucks (if something would be wrong with the saddle she'd be very straight by just un-mounting me - had this experience in past). So what could it be then? I mean the change in riding. I going to ask my trainer too next time I go for the lesson, but would be curious to hear other opinions.

I attached couple pics (pretty bad ones, sorry, the photographer didn't know how to change the distance). Does anything look odd?

P.S. Feel free to laugh - no offense will be taken.
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    08-16-2010, 11:38 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Hmm not really sure but gorgeous horse! Maybe she was just more collected and under herself today?
     
    08-16-2010, 11:45 PM
  #3
Showing
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Originally Posted by lilkitty90    
hmm not really sure but gorgeous horse! Maybe she was just more collected and under herself today?
Thank you, Lilkitty! :)

I wonder if that means she started to use her hind finally, but I'm not positive (as most horses I rode were heavy on front trail horses so I have no experience to tell if it's indeed a case).
     
    08-19-2010, 01:20 AM
  #4
Foal
Hey there!
Sounds to me like she was just feeling good and fresh. My mum's horse can be quite heavy but on a good day, he fits that description - lighter and as if he wants to buck. As you said, she'd let you know if there was a problem so I'd say, sit back and enjoy the niceness!
     
    08-19-2010, 01:40 AM
  #5
Banned
I think she was lifting her back and carrying you properly! Its a good thing! She is a stunner by the way!
     
    08-19-2010, 02:49 PM
  #6
Yearling
She looks good to me.
     
    08-19-2010, 03:20 PM
  #7
Showing
Thank you, folks! :)
     
    08-19-2010, 03:35 PM
  #8
Super Moderator
She looks like she might have been a little cold backed that day, did she loosen up ever? She looks like she was also maybe feeling her oats... looks pretty alert and chipper to me if you know what I mean!!
     
    08-19-2010, 04:14 PM
  #9
Weanling
You can really see in the second photo she is using her hind end WOOHOO :)
     
    08-20-2010, 01:01 AM
  #10
Showing
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
She looks like she might have been a little cold backed that day, did she loosen up ever? She looks like she was also maybe feeling her oats... looks pretty alert and chipper to me if you know what I mean!!
Ha-ha... Yes, I see what you are saying. But that was end of the day actually, no feed (except the good hay) since early morning, and was rather warm. I rode her again couple days later and she was about the same - very forward and really wanted to canter (BTW I always walk her for 10 mins before I start trotting). I wonder if she had her "in heat" days may be. Going to try tomorrow and see how it goes.
     

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