Originally Posted by Tasia
Now that's a western riding class done right!
Just work on some half halting to encourage her to use her hind end there fore her back will round and then her head wil come down.
When you were going over that pole the first time at a jog it looked like you cued her to go one one way but then changed your mind. Just remember to think ahead!
I will be sure to do that. Do you have an explanation of how to do a half-halt? Lol, I don't know how to do that, but I would love to learn how!
And yes, she was going to start turning around the cone right after we went over the log and I had to correct her and get her back straight before we loped off. I Do have a problem of looking down instead of looking ahead to where I am going.
Thanks for the tips!
Originally Posted by tinyliny
Please do not ruin this fine horse by forcing her to carry her head in an unnatural position! YOu looked great. That horse moved so very nicely and well balanced and happy. Over time you can rate her canter a little with making your seat a little heavier and holding her with your body, but you have such a nice horse on an incredibley loose rein. I would love to be able to do what you did! Honestly! No complaining!
I don't force her to carry her head at her knees, but if you look when we first start loping, she is holding her head level, then when I ask her to change, she picks it up out of the bridle instead of coming back to my hand softly. In everything else she holds her head level, base of ears same hieght as the top of her wither, but when I go to change she comes up. I'm just wondering how to get her to stay the same, not go in an unnatural position.
This is where I would like her head to be when I'm changing, I'll take a few inches more up, but for sure nothing lower. (P.S: This vid does not do her justice loping, she is so much better now)
Thanks for you input, I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me what you are thinking!