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  • Clumsy four year old horse
  • Gag bit for four year old horse?

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    05-09-2012, 09:46 PM
  #21
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Wallee    
I will have to watch her and see if your onto something here!
I think you'll find this observation correct.

Lots of folks think of the horse like a "rocking horse" where if the front goes up the back must go down. But living horses don't work that way. You don't want the back end to "go down" you want it to give energy and drive to the front end. This will cause the front to "rise" (assuming you're not hollowing the back).

This is where a few dressage lessons from a classical instructor can come in handy. They will teach you how to "collect" the horse. At is simplest, collection is using the leg to call forth energy from the rear and "capture" it in the hand. Then you can "meter" that energy. This will also give a very nice "head set" without the use of the things so commonly suggested to "raise" the head (like gag bits, long shank bits, etc.).

Of course this is all premature in a three year old. This is the stuff you do when horse is four or five. But if you do it right you'll be riding the horse, and getting compliments on how good it looks, when it's 25.

G.
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    05-10-2012, 01:15 AM
  #22
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Guilherme    
I think you'll find this observation correct.

Lots of folks think of the horse like a "rocking horse" where if the front goes up the back must go down. But living horses don't work that way. You don't want the back end to "go down" you want it to give energy and drive to the front end. This will cause the front to "rise" (assuming you're not hollowing the back).

This is where a few dressage lessons from a classical instructor can come in handy. They will teach you how to "collect" the horse. At is simplest, collection is using the leg to call forth energy from the rear and "capture" it in the hand. Then you can "meter" that energy. This will also give a very nice "head set" without the use of the things so commonly suggested to "raise" the head (like gag bits, long shank bits, etc.).

Of course this is all premature in a three year old. This is the stuff you do when horse is four or five. But if you do it right you'll be riding the horse, and getting compliments on how good it looks, when it's 25.

G.

Thanks so much for the info, I have always been interested in dressage and would definitely like to experience it one day. Might have to look a trainer up soon.
     
    05-11-2012, 11:31 PM
  #23
Weanling
Thank you for posting this OP, as my missori fox trotter did this as well not so much now that he's comming 9 but I always woundered if he was just clumsey.
     
    05-14-2012, 01:44 AM
  #24
Weanling
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Originally Posted by greenbryerfarms    
Thank you for posting this OP, as my missori fox trotter did this as well not so much now that he's comming 9 but I always woundered if he was just clumsey.

So you had a similar situation that went away with time?
     

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