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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I would strongly suggest not using the tie down. Instead, try what Tinylily said. I would also use serpentines, circles, and maybe trotting some cones to help her learn to flex her body more, concentrating on not only having her turn her neck and front legs to make her turns, but also to soften and use her back- creating a sort of 'cresent' shape with her body when you turn. How is she as far as leg commands? I know that she's a kids horse (and if the picture is your daughter, I'm assuming she's under 9?) but if you feel confident in the saddle, I think it'd be a good idea to work her in a pen or arena once or twice a week yourself, asking her to yeild to pressure, respond to leg cues, use her whole body turning, and dropping her head (comes with yeilding to pressure.) Does she gait at all?
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