Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Newfoundland/Nova Scotia
• Horses: 0
I ride in a lesson barn so a crop is a MUST. The horses can be argumentative, when you want them to go a decent speed. Sometimes just holding the crop works, other times I have to use it behind the leg...I'm really bad at it though, I prefer to ignore I'm holding one, and kick them instead of actually using it...I'm getting better though. When I was riding the youngest horse in the barn, I eventually got to the point where I could get him to go foreword without using the crop in a lesson! It was still present though.
They are best kind for plowing along around the arena at low speeds in every gait though...just not the best for foreword motion.
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