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        01-31-2010, 09:37 AM
      #21
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    My concern is that in the photos she looks... irritated. And in the first photo it looks like you're goosing her with your heel. If she was used for mounted games she is probably very sensitive to the aids and as a new rider you may be inadvertently pushing some buttons without realizing it.

    If you can get some more formal lessons and some extra help from friends that would be great. She is a dead cute little mare and seems to be kind and willing, however, I think there's the potential for you to get into more trouble than you know how to get out of.

    Keep posting and let us know how it's going!
         
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        01-31-2010, 02:51 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Okay,thank you.

    I know in her past she use to be a 10 year old girls horse and she used to be spurred all the time when asked to run. I don't want to use spurs on her. I mostly do the kiss noises and she will go.
         
        02-02-2010, 03:37 AM
      #23
    Foal
    The major thing I saw was in the photo where you are turning, you're dropping your inside shoulder, thus collapsing your core and shifting all your weight to the inside, which makes it much, MUCH more difficult for you horse to turn without falling in on her shoulder. You need to sit up evenly around the bends and simply turn your shoulder the direction you want to be going, but keeping your core strong and intact.

    Hope that helps some and good luck with your new horse! :)
         
        02-02-2010, 01:22 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Hey Jag!

    Thanks!!!!

    I will keep that in mind.
    I am stabling her because she has an attitude because of the male horses next door and she doesn't care about work so I am moving her so we can work on things and so she will listen.

    I can set up some barrels at the arena and practice my turns. I will defintely keep that in mind.

    Thank you all very much!!!!
         
        02-02-2010, 08:02 PM
      #25
    Yearling
    Do circles and figure 8s, rather than barrels. She might start getting hot. I had to do circles until I was SICK of them. Reversing is also a VERY good way to learn to keep those shoulders up. Do it at the walk a kerjillion times.. then at the trot a kerjillion times.. then the canter a kerjillion times..
         
        02-03-2010, 05:00 AM
      #26
    Foal
    I agree with vivache - just like any other discipline, such as for the sake of specifying, jumping - you actually literally JUMP 10 maybe 15% of the time - the rest of it is basic flat work! That's the same with barrels, you working on the literal gaming is just the final result of lots of basic, strengthening and balancing exercises for both you and your horse. :)
         
        02-04-2010, 01:39 PM
      #27
    Trained
    She's cute. Work on your seat a little more.
         
        02-08-2010, 04:21 AM
      #28
    Green Broke
    Thank you.

    I have been working on it everyday to almost everyday. I ride for quite awhile. A girl I met helped me with my trot an d I was able to post a little. It's getting a bit easier. I am having a chiro out hopefully this week. I want to make sure her back is okay. Seems to be experience pain unless she is just crabby. I practiced some patterns and then let her have some free time with sonic.
         

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