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    04-10-2013, 01:23 AM
  #1
Weanling
Slide stop posture

So I'm trying to teach my project colt how to slide stop..its a work in progress but he's been getting better and better, but I would like to know if my posture is correct. I haven't had a lesson in probably a year due to lack of time.So i'd love to hear from you guys.

     
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    04-10-2013, 01:35 AM
  #2
Banned
Ok.....looks like your bracing nice and hard with your legs.........here's some tips,

Curl your mid section, your leaning too far back, so sit on your pockets, brace and do a tummy curl a little more so your not leaning straight back. Also bring your hands further out in front of the saddle horn, ideally you want no contact on his face at all during a stop, however there are some horses that need the contact.

So, heels down, sit on pockets, abdominal crunch (curl forward a bit) hands soft and forward........to get him sucking under during the stop, ask for the stop then immediately pick up your reins and back him up so he's thinking back up when you say 'whoa'....looks like you're getting there though....

Hope that helped
     
    04-10-2013, 01:38 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Muppetgirl    
Ok.....looks like your bracing nice and hard with your legs.........here's some tips,

Curl your mid section, your leaning too far back, so sit on your pockets, brace and do a tummy curl a little more so your not leaning straight back. Also bring your hands further out in front of the saddle horn, ideally you want no contact on his face at all during a stop, however there are some horses that need the contact.

So, heels down, sit on pockets, abdominal crunch (curl forward a bit) hands soft and forward........

Hope that helped
Thanks! I still do contact with him sometimes especially because this was his first time in a bosal, I didn't realize how far back my hands were! I also feel myself brace and stiffen with my legs when I ask him to stop, I feel like I'm trying to exaggerate? When I ask so he does because theres a few times he's missed my cue and did a delayed stop. Ill work on it some more tomorrow thanks for the advice!
     
    04-10-2013, 01:42 AM
  #4
Banned
Sounds good, just give him an opportunity to stop before you back him up so he doesn't anticipate being pulled on, that could make him reluctant to stop. Just repetition of sit on pockets, hands forward, horse soft and forward, brace, whoa, back up.....soon he will be sucking under into the stop preparing to back up if thatsmwhat he expects.... that's what will make him slide

Also, if he really sucks under nicely and is nice and soft, get off and put him away.....they remember I always do my slides last, that way the horse comes to like the slide.....it means he gets to have supper and go roll
     
    04-10-2013, 01:45 AM
  #5
Weanling
I always wait till last with him also, can't wait to work on it some more tomorrow! Ill be sure to post another picture or video whatever I can get and get more critiques. Thanks!
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    04-10-2013, 01:51 AM
  #6
Trained
Like Muppet said, drop your ribcage instead of bracing and leaning back. When you get behind your horse like that your horse will kinda "squirt" out in front of you, then you end up in a pulling match trying to stop that energy.
Also your bosal looks too big for your horse, it shouldn't move that far back and touch his jowls, you might want to try a smaller length. When using the bosal you shouldn't pull back and down. Use small lifts to bump him, not pull. The lifts will also encourage him to pick his shoulders up as well.

You guys look good, looks like he wants to stop :)
     
    04-10-2013, 01:58 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
Like Muppet said, drop your ribcage instead of bracing and leaning back. When you get behind your horse like that your horse will kinda "squirt" out in front of you, then you end up in a pulling match trying to stop that energy.
Also your bosal looks too big for your horse, it shouldn't move that far back and touch his jowls, you might want to try a smaller length. When using the bosal you shouldn't pull back and down. Use small lifts to bump him, not pull. The lifts will also encourage him to pick his shoulders up as well.

You guys look good, looks like he wants to stop :)
Thanks! Its a friends bosal I just wanted to see how he'd do in it, ill definitely keep that in mind when I buy one of my own for him. Ill definitely work on dropping my ribcage tomorrow and update you guys on how it goes!
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    04-10-2013, 02:06 AM
  #8
Banned
COWCHICK knows all about bosals......I don't! So some good advice from her!!
     

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