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Could Hero do low level eventing?

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        03-23-2010, 12:13 PM
    Green Broke
    Well keep me posted! And they definitely do require muscle in their back end to be built up before you can really achieve anything resembling self carriage. Once you have that, it's still not a given, you have to teach them to get off their forehand, and for horses naturally built downhill it's a challenge! But it's doable!
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        03-23-2010, 04:06 PM
    In your undersaddle trot picture he is WAY on his forehand and nowhere near tracking up behind. If you look at the trot picture of him in his picture you can really see the difference. You need to allow him to trot around with his head up. Just concentrate on his speed and rating him with your seat and legs. Once he builds up some muscle then you can worry about getting him to drop his head etc but for a horse like him, getting him to drop his head like you were doing is actually worse than letting him balance with his head and neck up and out. I strongly suggest getting at least a few lessons from a knowledgeable trainer to steer you in the right direction. There's nothing wrong with a lesson a month or every other or whatever. Whatever you can afford do, don't think that since you can't afford a lesson a week doesn't mean you can't benefit from any lessons. Be up front with an instructor and ask them to give you homework and things to work on. It will really help you and be worth every penny. I've been where you are and it really does make a difference to have eyes on the ground , a fresh outlook and someone with a bad of tricks for you to try.
        04-03-2010, 06:06 PM
    I absolutely think this horse could event
    If it makes you feel any better, this year I am going to start eventing a half blind huge horse! He has not been jumped properly for half a year, until he comes to me. He has never evented or let alone shown. So im jsut like you I guess, a little nervous but I am still willing to give him a show! With the right training and conditioning this horse should be perfect! Just make sure not to rush him into trainging... if you want I have a conditioning program that I am using given to me by a really top eventer. Its just how to get your horse conditioned over a period of time

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