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        02-19-2014, 06:00 PM
      #1
    Foal
    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 don't 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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        02-19-2014, 06:08 PM
      #2
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by EllieRuby    
    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 don't 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.....
         
        02-19-2014, 06:24 PM
      #3
    Foal
    We ride English&i don't know about her training as I only got her 4 months ago and she's been a broodmare, I think she got broke at around 2/2.5 years old and then was covered. She's a happy hacker and occasional schooling and popping a few jumps, I've been riding 10 years and can walk,trot,canter,gallop,jump and never done dressage:)Oh and she's a cob
         
        02-19-2014, 07:33 PM
      #4
    Showing
    Try pushing her forward. Is she pig rooting to evade the bit?
         
        02-19-2014, 08:25 PM
      #5
    Foal
    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.
         
        02-20-2014, 03:59 PM
      #6
    Foal
    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
         
        02-20-2014, 05:56 PM
      #7
    Yearling
    ^ we need a pic of you riding her at the walk, trot and canter or a vid.
         

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