Backing through an obstacle in a Trail class - Page 2
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Backing through an obstacle in a Trail class

This is a discussion on Backing through an obstacle in a Trail class within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-27-2007, 09:39 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Lol well there really isnt a diference when comin to backin in both performance and trail the only thing that is realy different is in trail you are goin over objects and things have to be more focused.
    Just start slowly on the backin lesson still use the reins how you normal use them but just change your seatin and once he is goin good with that then start to loosen your reins till they are loose.
    K with the "L" when backin maybe you could rig on up at home and practice there, just by you noing the steps for the horse, you could count when backin and then turn because you will no the steps in your head.
    With the noodle reins, westurn is more bout comunicating with your horse with your legs and your body weight shiftin round, belive it or not and bearly touchin the reins.
    Don't think any of your questions are silly you are just wantin to re-learn again and it is good that you are askin for help.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-28-2007, 03:05 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Okay, now I am confused, what is the difference between backing for a trail class and backing for a performance class?
    Performance classes normally ask you to back up after the entire class is lined up. Very little movement is expected of the rider to make the horse back up in a nice, smooth, straight line.

    In trail, you will sometimes back between parallel poles that are laying in a straight line, or sometimes an L shape or even a zig zag. The original photo here shows an L shaped back up. Some classes will have you back around other obstacles, such as cones or poles.

    Sometimes it's easy to negotiate these obstacles. For instace, a straight back up. No need to spend excessive time looking behind you. Same is true of poles, as they're tall enough to see.

    However, when you've got complicated patterns where corners are involved, I've yet to meet a judge who'll mark you down for looking to see where your horse's feet are. I'm not talking twisting around in the saddle, but small looks. And, to be honest, if I were the judge I'd mark people down for not looking. There's no way you can back an L or Z without checking where your horse's feet are.

    But hey, I'm a stickler for trail being just that, trail. Like I said before, you'll lose more points for knocking the poles than you will for sneeking a peek and backing clean. (And yes, I do compete in trail classes )
         

    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



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:29 AM.


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