Turing on the forehand? - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By phoquess
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-03-2013, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 67
• Horses: 0
Turing on the forehand?

I'm having trouble turing on the forehand. My pony tends to rush through it and doesn't keep his front legs in one spot. It looks more like a tight turn than a turn on the forehand. Any advice?
LoveDanceRide is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 06-07-2013, 05:27 AM
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Utah
Posts: 55
• Horses: 1
You have to use your reins to close him off from moving forward at all--keep a firm hold on him while you push him over. Also make sure you're getting him to move his hips/butt more than the rest of his body. It might help to practice this on the ground with a dressage whip to function as your leg aid, your body can prevent him from moving forward.
Posted via Mobile Device
SorrelHorse likes this.
phoquess is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-07-2013, 05:48 AM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,450
• Horses: 1
^ This

It's very important to keep the shoulder blocked. Have enough contact to keep him from walking off, and your reins on his neck to keep his shoulder from popping out like that. If you have to, you could put him facing the fence for a little while.

I also second the dressage whip. If he doesn't move his butt but moves everything else, give him a tap. Release and pet him as soon as you get a good pivot from him, and relax. Just let him know it's no big deal, and he can chill through it when he does it right.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-07-2013, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 67
• Horses: 0
Thanks guys! I'll definitely try that out!
LoveDanceRide is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
On The Forehand zigzagz English Riding 4 02-08-2013 10:34 PM
How to tell if a horse is on the forehand? SRCM16 Horse Training 3 11-28-2011 10:58 AM
Stay OFF the Forehand eqkidd Horse Training 16 08-09-2011 01:01 AM
On the forehand mistysangel0 Horse Riding 2 03-04-2011 09:12 PM
On the forehand, off the forehand. eventerwannabe Horse Riding 27 12-02-2009 06:48 PM

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