Do you prefer a push or pull ride? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 10 Old 04-02-2009, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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Do you prefer a push or pull ride?

I'm mostly talking about for jumping, but for any discipline, do you prefer a push or pull ride? I don't mean a horse that you are kicking every step, or a horse that bolts around the ring. But do you prefer a horse that needs a solid, strong leg and perhaps tries to add strides in a course, or goes too slow. OR, do you want a horse that likes to move fast, and possibly likes to try to remove strides in a course?

Personally, I have strong legs and NO upper body, so I'm all for the push ride. I feel much more in control, and feel like I have time to plan and count out my strides
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post #2 of 10 Old 04-02-2009, 07:33 PM
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I prefer the pull ride. I like to go fast, it's a bad thing sometimes lol.

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post #3 of 10 Old 04-02-2009, 11:53 PM
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well my horse is a pull ride!! i dont mid it, it doesnt bother me at all! but sometimes i would prefer a push ride!! so i dont know!!! Lol!!!

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-02-2009, 11:56 PM
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i voted a push ride! i think i would prefer that! maybe... i still dont know lol! i dont mind either way but i would like to alternate!! lol!

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post #5 of 10 Old 04-03-2009, 12:05 AM
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Pull ride, definately. I just find it a lot easier to bring back the forward than try to create it!

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post #6 of 10 Old 04-03-2009, 01:31 AM
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Definatly a pull ride. Push rides are frustrating to me. It's why I loved my Arabian SO much! He was always a pull ride. LOL
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post #7 of 10 Old 04-03-2009, 07:28 AM
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Definitely a pull ride.. more exhilirating. Push rides just tire me out. >.>

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post #8 of 10 Old 04-03-2009, 07:32 AM
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I also have always prefered a horse that is a little "pushy". I would rather check them every now and then than have to keep constant leg pressure. All my horses stay in the gait that I set them in but they do it with energy and they are always ready to go when I ask. I don't like having to ask, then tell, then order to get something done. Lazy horses generally don't make good cow horses anyway.

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post #9 of 10 Old 04-03-2009, 10:07 AM
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Pull ride. I don't have patience to support the sloths the entire ride.
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-05-2009, 05:32 PM
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Push ride. I'm a huge wimp, so the idea of going fast makes me nervous rather than excited.

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