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post #1 of 5 Old 01-17-2011, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Question pivot help!!!!!

ok so im in 4h and i need help with teaching my pony to pivot .. last year i never practice pivoting and i got an A honor.. but this year im goin fo high point and i need her to pivot... please explain to me how to do this... i have tried many ways and none have really worked ... thanks guys!

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-20-2011, 11:30 AM
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I wanna know how to as well.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-20-2011, 01:15 PM
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I have found this blog to be very helpful:

Success In The Show Pen: Training the Showmanship Horse (Updated)

But do one step at a time and lots of praise to your horse.

It's not the will to win, but the will to prepare to win that makes the difference.
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post #4 of 5 Old 02-23-2011, 12:06 PM
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I start by swinging the end of my lead at thier sholder in a nice slow motion. Not trying to scare or hurt them just adding a little presure so they move thier sholder away from me. I keep the lead chane up so as no pressure is being added. As they move I follow. When they understand that i am wanting them to move thier sholder around then I start working on making them keep thier back left foot still. You wacht thier other leg it needs to step forward and around. Sometimes you need to adjust your body to help the horse out.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-25-2011, 06:59 PM
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Face your horse, push in on the lead, almost to back him up. Just before he does, you get him to turn. Just a little bit at a time. Keep practising that and he'll get the idea :)
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