Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Cariboo, British Columbia
Your horse has a nice long neck that needs proper muscling. Improper riding can her look like a giraffe, because she can use it properly and round it, or rubberneck it to the sky, it's up to you. Collection excercises, but you must know what you are doing or you could asservate the giraffe action. In short, lots of leg, mostly upper calf, little hand, only enough to catch her energy & use it, and circles. Squishy fingers, no pulling back, only raising the rein slowly while using calf pressure, lower immediately when you get the neck rounding & coming down. Do this consistantly. Do not increase the pressure of the cues, just keep on her, annoyingly until she responds. It's like someone tapping you on the shoulder lightly, but consistently, eventually you will respond. She has been forced with a tiedown, now you have to show her another way. Good luck, it's certainly doeable with that long neck of hers.
Last edited by waresbear; 09-17-2011 at 03:20 PM.