Hero does Dressage

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding Critique

Hero does Dressage

This is a discussion on Hero does Dressage within the Horse Riding Critique forums, part of the Riding Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-21-2009, 10:43 PM
Hero does Dressage

Sorta - my friend wanted to ride in my saddle so I got stuck with her huge 18'' dressage saddle. Also testing out a martingale - kept it really loose.

I think he is coming a long its been a while since I had photos taken - he looks a lot more filled out!

Before photos for those who never seen the left sides the most recent

He is bending a lot better at the walk

Trot uphill my seat looks horrible

Going down hill at this turn is where he normally would throw his head I think the martingale helped.
Sponsored Links
    09-22-2009, 10:24 AM
Anyone? I just want critiques on his progress??

And this used to be his canter lol
    09-22-2009, 11:20 AM
Super Moderator
Wow. Whatever have you been doing with him that's been making him look so much better? He's looking really good.
    09-22-2009, 02:17 PM
How old is he? He's definitely got a lot of potential, just don't let him start sucking back and dipping behind the vertical when he does start to lower his head and relax. "Air head" horses as I like to call them, generally like to go from one extreme to the other and they have more collection than forward movement so make sure you're always asking him for nice forward movement. Also, your martingale is too long and it's not doing anything and he could possibly get a leg through it if he reared or tripped with his head down. I would shorten it about 3-4 inches and then it will do some good since in the pictures not once did it actually put pressure on him to lower his head. That was all you not the martingale!! Keep up the good work and don't be too hard on your own position. Riding greenies is never easy!
    09-22-2009, 03:11 PM
Thanks! I kept the martingale really loose last night because it was his first time and my friend kept scaring me saying he could freak out and rear - I'll bump it up once I get stoppers for it :)

I am hoping to show him next summer at the local show grounds near the barn. He is a 13 ottb - hope he still has a while to go!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
lame hero -*** updated video! madisonfriday Horse Health 8 09-02-2009 09:00 AM
Hero--Horse Critique eventerwannabe Horse Riding Critique 8 08-30-2009 12:46 AM
Looking for improvement - Hero a week later madisonfriday Horse Riding Critique 11 07-21-2009 12:21 PM
My new horse Hero madisonfriday Horse Pictures 11 05-06-2009 11:28 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0