loping? - The Horse Forum
 43Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 45 Old 10-02-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 127
• Horses: 1
loping?

Is it bad when your horse pins it's ears back when you lope? I have a lazy horse so getting her to go fast is a little hard. I developed a fear of loping after a horse I boarded and now I am overcoming it with her. Yes she has gave a little kick, but it is hardly noticeable. I do correct her when it happens. But I have a video and she pins her ears back. It doesn't help that i'm loping in an smooth Aussie saddle that i'm sure is a bit uncomforable for her because I do bounce in it.
Posted via Mobile Device
jewelerin74 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 45 Old 10-02-2013, 10:30 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,487
• Horses: 0
Does her saddle fit? Has a chiro seen her recently? She could have a sore back from the saddle or your bouncing.
Posted via Mobile Device
GamingGrrl is offline  
post #3 of 45 Old 10-02-2013, 11:27 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 5,321
• Horses: 1
Usually yes it's bad. The horse is unhappy about something and its up to you to figure it out. I would start with saddle and pad fit. Make sure there's nothing pinching or rubbing. Have her back and sides checked for sore spots. Have her hooves checked.
Posted via Mobile Device
DancingArabian is offline  
post #4 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 02:10 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 562
• Horses: 2
If you're nervous, maybe you're clenching with your thighs and causing a possible saddle fit issue to compound?

"...and may your life be filled with good horses." Buck Brannaman

SammysMom is offline  
post #5 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 127
• Horses: 1
Her saddle fits. The saddle pad could be causing her difficulties but it is the only thin enough one I have. It is a western one. Her hooves are good. There is no chiro any where remotely close. I'm thinking of using the western one a few times to see how she acts.
Posted via Mobile Device
jewelerin74 is offline  
post #6 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,208
• Horses: 7
Are her ears actually pinned or are they laid back because she is giving you her full attention?
bsms and Maryland Rider like this.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #7 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 10:21 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: southern Arizona
Posts: 9,059
• Horses: 4
Please post a picture or video. I love Australian saddles, but they do not distribute weight over as large an area as a western saddle. If your weight is to the rear of the saddle, then your riding could cause the pinned ears.

Do you know how to ride in 2 point? If so, try doing that. Or see if it happens with another rider.

BTW - my favorite pad for my saddle is a standard, cheap, folded 30 x 60 thin western one:


"People can teach us the rules, but only horses can teach us the art of riding."
bsms is offline  
post #8 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 10:24 AM
mls
Trained
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 5,464
• Horses: 3
If her ears are back AND she is giving a kick - even a slight kick - she is in pain or upset.

You mentioned being nervous - are you giving her enough rein to lope? She may be ticked at the confusing request.

If you have someone who could watch from the ground or video the actions, it would help to see what is going on.
Corporal and rideverystride like this.
mls is offline  
post #9 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 08:34 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Maryland
Posts: 957
• Horses: 4
I have been watching my daughter ride every night this week.
Paying close attention to all 4 horses ears when she rides each one.

Pinned back, no, but back as if to pay attention to the rider.
Switching alot, one front and one back. Rather funny at times.

I am only observing truly pinned ears when the horses are in contact with each other.

When I'm riding my horse he has so much go in him ears are my last thought.



Hunt Seat :: What type of weapons are allowed and how many may be carried?
Maryland Rider is offline  
post #10 of 45 Old 10-03-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 127
• Horses: 1
I do have a video and a picture. I believe I have a picture on one of my other forums when I first got it(so the blanket it too far back, whoops!) But idk how to get them on here sense I am on my phone. Maybe this weekend I could get a pic. Not sure. I guess I don't really know if they are just listening or really pinned. And she hasn't kicked in a while. I kind of assumed she only did at first because she was too lazy to lope. I could never get her to lope so it was a lot of back and forth until it finally happened. But I don't think I really payed attention to her listening ears or her mad ears. Maybe I just have never seen her mad ears?
Posted via Mobile Device
jewelerin74 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Loping PaintGirl7 Western Riding 20 03-25-2013 05:14 PM
Help with loping circles ThePaintGirl Horse Training 11 10-03-2012 11:07 PM
Loping. where should i start out? hc23881 Horse Training 3 05-06-2012 08:00 PM
Need Advice on Loping!!!!! horselover1986 Natural Horsemanship 8 02-20-2011 11:40 AM
help with loping Tasia Western Riding 29 12-30-2009 12:06 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome