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        11-18-2008, 07:19 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    The main thing I noticed is that she is not driving from her hind end. The pace is fine, the head set isn't bad, but she really needs to get her hocks underneath herself. This will also help make the cadence better, as she gets off from time to time. Lots of potential here, but still needs some refinement.
         
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        11-18-2008, 08:14 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    Thanks guys. I've got it...she's stiff. I explained the ground and how slick it is. It IS a jog. And it is actually quite forward...she was hesitant and trying to really pay attention to where she put her feet. There were some patches of really slick ground and then parts that were deep. This particular horse has never been ridden in anything like that before so she was just trying to make it through and still trying to do what I was asking her. She is sound.And you guys are totally right. She needs to get off her front end more and drive her rear end up under her. One step atta time I guess.

    Ohmyitschelle- She was in a jog. It was just smoother and didnt require a lot of effort from her. Just because she doesnt have a lot of snap and movement doesnt dictate a gait. She was in a two beat gait the whole time and whether that's slow,fast,collected, or strung out...its still a jog/trot. This filly can extend...without a doubt. But after doing barrels for about a year...she needed to learn to wait, slow down, and relax.

    I would much rather have her here in a slow strung out jog with me having to push her, than where she was earlier this year tossing her head everytime I asked her break at the pole, rushing through my hands, and me struggling to get her to relax and walk without randomly breaking into a trot or canter.

    I mean, this is the same horse...so we had to go from this...to pleasure. It's going to take some time.



    Thank you again guys!!! I was also thinking of putting some trot poles up and work on getting he to lift up some. Would that be a good exersize?
         
        11-18-2008, 10:23 AM
      #13
    Super Moderator
    I didn't think she looked stiff. I thought it was the video that was kind of messing up the look... The ground was a little uneven and that didnt help. I thought she was cute. I think you could have released a little more, she would drop her head and you would be slow to reward. She actually looked like she wasn't real consistent on her pace, she wanted to speed up and then when you'd tell her no, she'd think about breaking but if she's a speed eventer that would explain the confusion. I think she looks great.... good luck with her.
         
        11-18-2008, 10:33 AM
      #14
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    I didn't think she looked stiff. I thought it was the video that was kind of messing up the look... The ground was a little uneven and that didnt help. I thought she was cute. I think you could have released a little more, she would drop her head and you would be slow to reward. She actually looked like she wasn't real consistent on her pace, she wanted to speed up and then when you'd tell her no, she'd think about breaking but if she's a speed eventer that would explain the confusion. I think she looks great.... good luck with her.
    Yeah, it was really tough to keep her consistant. When she'd get there her foot would slip and then she'd kinda scramble to get her footing again.But were going to fix the arena this month and that shouldnt be a problem anymore. Thank you!
         
        11-18-2008, 03:11 PM
      #15
    Trained
    I was thinking the exact same thing at Farmpony.
    The movie seemed to be skipping a bit.
    Seeing what you has to start out with (A mare that only knew how to go fast) and got her to that point, you're doing a really great job!

    With a little more fine tuning, you two will really make an awesome team!
         
        11-18-2008, 04:58 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BuckOff41570    
    Ohmyitschelle- She was in a jog. It was just smoother and didnt require a lot of effort from her. Just because she doesnt have a lot of snap and movement doesnt dictate a gait. She was in a two beat gait the whole time and whether that's slow,fast,collected, or strung out...its still a jog/trot. This filly can extend...without a doubt. But after doing barrels for about a year...she needed to learn to wait, slow down, and relax.
    I said in my comment that once I looked at her legs I realised she WAS jogging/trotting.
    I also said that I don't know anything about western, and was using my personal knowledge and not to take offence because I was more interested in learning from someone correcting me.
    Good luck with your horse.
    x
         
        11-18-2008, 06:32 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ohmyitschelle    
    I said in my comment that once I looked at her legs I realised she WAS jogging/trotting.
    I also said that I don't know anything about western, and was using my personal knowledge and not to take offence because I was more interested in learning from someone correcting me.
    Good luck with your horse.
    x
    I understand what you were saying and I didnt take it offensively and I hope you didnt take what I said offensively since that's definitely not how it was intended. Thank you
         
        11-19-2008, 09:54 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Heeh my gelding use to do that also!!! He is having a tendancy to walk on his hind quarters..thats them being lazy. He has become uncollected on his hind quarters. You will have to speed him up a little and make him become more collected. Do some longing with side reins only jogging. Try this. Hope it works.
         

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