Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Somewhere on the west coast
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First off, I want to say thank you for the responses. I appreciate it. (:
Yes, I want her to soften to the bit a little more than she does. She doesn't chomp or anything of the sort, but I find that she resists a little bit.
She's a nine year old National Show Horse. I heard that they tend to be a little hard to ride, and it doesn't help that I've ridden one way when I believe she was ridden english.
Sypder, I'm definitely keeping this in mind for the summer months. (: If anything, get a trainer for me. ;)
I'll have to check out the bit that you suggested. I'm wanting to get another bridle and I'll just fit the new bit to that headpiece. I'm also thinking that to get her to soften to cues when I'm aboard I'll do some more poll flexes and work on her responsiveness. Like I said, it may be a mistake on my part as well.
She doesn't seem to like to ride collected, but more with a loose rein.
EDIT:: Thank you for your response. (: This is very helpful. I was looking for some excercises that would help "engage" her in an english style. I know it can be somewhat similar to western in certain terms, but until I can take lessons in the summer I have to try and learn small things on my own. I'm very patient with her and I always reward her when she does something right. I'll try these excercises the next time that I take her out to the arena!
Last edited by Winter Solstice; 01-02-2012 at 08:24 PM.