Speedy Horse
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > English Riding

Speedy Horse

This is a discussion on Speedy Horse within the English Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        04-07-2013, 07:24 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Speedy Horse

    Hi! So a couple months ago I posted something, about a horse that I was riding, about him being really fast and running through my hand when we jumped. Well it's riding season again and I am determined to fix this problem. I was talking to my trainer about it and she said it was because he wasn't balanced and he was insecure about that.
    Now since I am the one getting him back into shape, I want to work really really hard on all of the important little stuff like walk trot and canter.
    So, Pie is a great little guy. He is super up and tons of fun. BUT when trotting or cantering he sticks his head down below the bit and when you give him leg he just moves faster, sometimes putting his head back up. I haven't been doing much canter work because I don't want to have him hand galloping around. I want to teach him how to become round, but with him being a butthead about the whole leg thing I am not sure how to go about doing so. Also when he gets done with a workout (when I am not yet done) he sticks his head down and really prances around. We are going to switch up his bit (hopefully-he is in a mullen-mouth and he doesn't need it) And I am going to do a lot of gymnastics and smaller cavaletti work, but I was wondering if anyone else had a problem like this and if there was any advice to be given.

    He is NOT in pain, he is the most happy horse to be working. He loves the ring and has no spook. He knows whoa he just doesn't do whoa when jumping, which I will be working on along with the balancing thing.

    Anyways, I hope I can get some insight on this problem because it is very frustrating. Thanks :)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        04-08-2013, 05:39 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Lots of transitions! That's what I do with my gelding. I don't jump, but maybe a lot of halts after a jump would help?
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        04-10-2013, 11:52 AM
      #3
    Weanling
    Half halts, transitions, and circles! My gelding is very speedy too. When he gets to speedy we try half halts and if he doesn't respond to those we do a 6 meter circle and continue on.
         
        04-10-2013, 05:44 PM
      #4
    Foal
    My mare, Liz, sounds like Pie. Transitions get her really frustrated... she ends up throwing a hissy fit! What works best for her is setting her mind on something other than running- figure 8's, circles, serpentines, random squiggles that keeps her guessing.

    Half halts are a great tool when used properly. Before I bought Lizzie, she was a lesson horse and half halts were used way too often. She learned to ignore them completely and once I bought her, it took a long time for her to listen to half halts again.

    Liz and I don't jump much anymore, but when she was younger we popped over some jumps now and then. She would bolt a few strides out and leap and then be perfect and calm after the jump. What I would do was set up a small crossrail and walk her up to it. She would have to go over at a walk or I turned her right before we go there. We eventually did this at a trot also... if she started getting her brain set on taking off leading up to the jump, I turned her fast and made her go around it. She was never allowed to jump if she tried to take off leading up to it.

    Good luck! I hope you find something that works for you!
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Speedy Horse -please help Standardbred Horse Training 11 11-14-2012 10:45 PM
    How to Calm Down a Speedy Horse? emeraldstar642 English Riding 13 10-05-2012 12:04 PM
    speedy da fish- quest to buying her 1st horse speedy da fish Member Journals 1 10-11-2009 04:34 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:45 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0