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?