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post #1 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation My mares head is too low!

My 4 year old mare Ruby holds her head really low when I ride her but when I pull as if to tell her to pick her head up she mistakes this for asking her to stop or slow down. I dont know if this is because she is young but how can I get her to hold her head higher? Any help apreaciated, thanks
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 06:08 PM
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My 4 year old mare Ruby holds her head really low when I ride her but when I pull as if to tell her to pick her head up she mistakes this for asking her to stop or slow down. I dont know if this is because she is young but how can I get her to hold her head higher? Any help apreaciated, thanks
Not enough information. What discipline are you riding? How much training has she had, breed? Video?? A background is needed on you, your riding level, her level of training etc is needed.....
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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We ride English&i dont know about her training as I only got her 4 months ago and shes been a broodmare, I think she got broke at around 2/2.5 years old and then was covered. Shes a happy hacker and occasional schooling and popping a few jumps, ive been riding 10 years and can walk,trot,canter,gallop,jump and never done dressage:)Oh and shes a cob
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 07:33 PM
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Try pushing her forward. Is she pig rooting to evade the bit?
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post #5 of 7 Old 02-19-2014, 08:25 PM
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My horse used to put his head down and pull on me, maybe this is what she's doing? The only thing that fixed it was consistency pushing her forward, and never allowing them to budge your reins.

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-20-2014, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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She doesnt pull the reins though she just holds her head really low and holds it in as well which then bends her neck, apparently this will help her outline?x
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-20-2014, 05:56 PM
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^ we need a pic of you riding her at the walk, trot and canter or a vid.
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