Tripping...how much until it's considered a soundness issue?
What would you consider a soundness issue for tripping? Every time you ride? At least 10 times per ride? Couple times?
Lately my horse has been tripping alot. Mainly I believe it's because he's talking the corners way to fast or sharp (when I'm lungeing), and when I'm riding I think it's me throwing him off balance (for he never trips when someone else rides him).
Just wanted to get everyone's feedback on this. I know the tripping while lungeing is because he's taking turns way to sharp and at a too fast of speed that he can handle (I free lunge him...he enjoys it alot better than lunging on a line), and I'm pretty darn sure that I'm occasionally throwing him off balance when I ride....when I ride, he only trips at a canter and it's when we are going around a curve...I'm doing something wrong I believe, but have to figure out what.
And he doesn't do it all the time while cantering...just occasionally. He hasn't tripped yet for my friend whom I let ride him, nor for any of the other girls...just me...so that's why I'm sure that I'm throwing him off balance. Also he didn't trip when I was cantering him around when I was doing a lesson on him. So it's something that recently started...so I doubt it's a soundness issue, it's probably me haha.