Join Date: May 2008
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Using the hind end
I understand that for a horse to use itself efficiently and move in a healthy way, all of the power has to come from the hind end. The hind end must be under the horse, causing the horse to lift through the forehand.
I'm 1/2 leasing a pony and she really enjoys falling onto her forehand.
I've been working with her on circles to get her to balance, and doing lots of direction changes and transitions. We work on a bit of leg yielding (beginning lateral work) and I work her on the lunge line often.
She's still a bit green, so with time that'll improve through ground work - but my question is:
Does anybody have any suggestions to help this pony stay off her forehand? My last gelding did it, and it was hard to get out of him and took a lot of time and effort. I don't want to bore the pony, so I'd appreciate any suggestions to help her to accept contact better and carry herself consistently. New exercises would be great!