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post #11 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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thanks ill have to trry that! I have been working just letting him trot freely - he is weird sometimes not sure why this could be but as soon as i collect him he bobs his head like he is lame?? any ideas? I ask for a bend - push him forward and he bobs his head like he isnt sure if hte wants to contact with me or not .Hope its a training issue - he doesnt seem in paain when I ride him out.

I started back to square one because of this - I notice my posting was short and I wasnt getting off his back letting him trot out nice. So that past few weeks I have been working on transitions and my posting. But as soon as I ask him to collect he does the head bob and it irritates me - hope it just takes practice!!
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post #12 of 15 Old 11-17-2009, 04:58 AM
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good on ya - you look alot more stable and both you and your horse are looking happier!

Keep it up !
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post #13 of 15 Old 11-17-2009, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Is it my eyes, or does he *the horse* look very downhill? Conformation wise I mean?
oh not sure - i noticed that too? I thought eh maybe his butt just looks big, he still needs weight in a lot of places but filling out around his butt more then the rest of the body just like me


Here is from few weeks ago, granted we are on a small slope
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-17-2009, 10:32 AM
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Yeah, I think he is downhill. Now I am not a conformation expert at all, I don't know squat about it - but his shoulders do appear to be much lower than his hips.

Growing spurt? How old is he?

There are plenty of horses who are built downhill, and there's nothing wrong with that at all - it just means that you, the rider, will have to work just that much harder, to get him balanced and working off of his back end.

But that'll come in time, I wouldn't worry about that now - just keep doing what you are doing, work on lots of flat exercises, trot poles, rhythm and etc, etc.

I bet Spyder and Anabel will beable to help you out with great Dressage Exercises.

I have a book titled "101 Dressage Exercises For Both Horse And Rider" and I LOVE IT! I picked it up at Barns And Noble *I think? It's been so long...* and it is crammed packed with excelland diagrams/illustrations of exercises while explaining how, why, when, step by step to ensure that the reader is doing them correctly.

I would look into it :)

You two look wonderful together! Be proud of your accomplishments thus far!

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-17-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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this could be true - when i asked my bo and a friend if he was lame because he bobs his head when he collects they both said no i just need to get off his back and push him through it because he is weak in the hind end.

I have heard of that book - my friend got me the book for 101 exercises from top riders...same book just more variety like jumping exercises too.

I havent had a chance to look into that but I should!
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