Critique her movement? - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Conformation Critique

Critique her movement?

This is a discussion on Critique her movement? within the Horse Conformation Critique forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    Like Tree8Likes

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        08-21-2012, 08:34 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    Watching her also in the canter, your reins are very long but they are tight on her, I feel like your arms should be a little more forward.

    Also, try giving her a break from the circles, go around on the rail as well instead of always doing circles ;)
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        08-21-2012, 08:37 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Thanks!

    I was basically just listening to what her owner was telling me to do, haha. She told me to use the reins as side reins.. which is why they were out so far, but they could've been looser. My trainer has a set of side reins that I could likely attach to the girth when riding as well.
         
        08-21-2012, 11:30 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Yep-no problem. I would not do that, to tight side reins while riding can cause a horse to flip over-!
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jore    
    Thanks!

    I was basically just listening to what her owner was telling me to do, haha. She told me to use the reins as side reins.. which is why they were out so far, but they could've been looser. My trainer has a set of side reins that I could likely attach to the girth when riding as well.
         
        08-22-2012, 12:47 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    They would be quite loose. I've used them on Major, in a lesson, and there was plenty of slack (although not enough for him to possibly get tangled).. they were just there to help him remained balanced. :)

    I think I'd likely focus a lot on her groundwork at first though.
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        08-22-2012, 02:22 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Black Beauty 94    

    1) Free up her head-- teach her to drop her head with one seesaw (back and forth of the reins) along with leg pressure instead of pulling on her head.
    Umm...yikes! A horse should never be taught to drop its head by seesawing on the reins.
         
        08-22-2012, 02:11 PM
      #16
    Foal
    Agree with canterklutz COMPLETELY ^^^
         
        08-22-2012, 03:12 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    I usually just play with fingers lightly to get a horse to drop their head.. so it is best to just stick with that? I'm hoping my instructor is still going to be willing to help me out with her, but if not, I'm likely going to switch to a different barn.
         
        08-22-2012, 04:03 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    "Playing" with the reins is basically using irritating little motions which cause the horse to duck away from the pain. It's not really engaging the mouth. The horse needs to be forward first and foremost. It is behind the rider's leg and is being worked backward (as in front to back). Try to put the foundation together first (forward, straightness, balance, etc) and worry about the head later. The head will come down naturally as a result when all the pieces are put in line and the rider's hands are steady and inviting. I hope that makes sense.
    ohmyitschelle and Copperhead like this.
         
        08-22-2012, 04:24 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    It definitely does! I'll be sure to keep that in mind. :)
    Posted via Mobile Device
         
        08-29-2012, 11:53 PM
      #20
    Yearling
    To get the head to drop appropriately, the horse needs to respond to the outside aid halfhalts on the sit portion of the rising trot (inside rein holding, inside leg driving that horse into the outside holding leg and the outside rein and seatbone halfhalt), and then the positioning rein on the inside when you rise (outside rein now holding, outside leg holding with slight drive, inside leg driving and inside rein encouraging the bend around inside leg). Everytime you sit, the positioning inside rein should be released slightly. Everytime you rise, the halfhalting outside rein should be released.

    Natural softening will occur when the horse is driving from the hind end, responding in balance with the halfhalts, and bending their barrel around the inside leg. Quiet hands will encourage it.

    People see an over exhagerate example of this and try to duplicate the idea by seesawing, which is just the back and forth movement of the reins without the other aids. Tickling the reins is just another surface movement you use when you don't know how to properly use the aids. Some horses bend to it, others refuse to.

    The softening issue shouldn't be addressed until the horse tracks up and is moving freely under a rider. This horse has a big stride that she isn't being allowed to use. This could be Jore's fault or it could be the horse's owners fault if she is ridden like this on a daily basis. Big strided horses can be a bit intimidating because they feel like they are running away, when really, they are just moving out to whats natural to them.

    This is more of a riding critique. Watching her move in the video tells us very little since her natural motion is being restrained by the rider (again, Jore's doing or just what the horse has been trained to do).

    Overall I think she's pleasant and willing under the circumstances.
         

    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
    Critique Movement SRCM16 Horse Riding Critique 1 03-19-2012 08:00 PM
    Movement Critique Eliz Horse Riding Critique 13 09-28-2011 10:57 PM
    Critique His Movement StylishK Horse Riding Critique 7 04-03-2011 06:11 PM
    Critique Movement TwisterRush Horse Riding Critique 9 01-18-2010 04:40 PM
    Movement critique Supermane Horse Riding Critique 12 05-21-2009 08:30 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:28 PM.


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