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  • Horse not pivots wrong foot
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    10-12-2011, 06:10 PM
Pivoting Issue

Ok, I very recently posted in the training section about showmanship questions but this one is really eating at me.

Is it horrible if my horse pivots on the left hind foot instead of the right hind foot. She is learning to cross over well but seems to only want to pivot on the one side. Anyone?
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    10-14-2011, 01:21 AM
Don't do it!

Huge no-no. It'll cost you big-time deductions from just about anybody who knows how to judge showmanship, and I don't think I've ever shown to a judge that didn't know the difference between correct foot/wrong foot.

That said, years and years ago, the left foot was the right foot, I mean the correct foot. LOL. Times have changed.

Just stick with it. Sooner or later your horse will understand what it is you want of him.

Pamela Britton-Baer
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    10-14-2011, 01:25 AM
She's actually got it good today by the end of the lesson she was pivoting pretty good
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    10-14-2011, 01:47 AM
Originally Posted by FoxRidgeRanch    
She's actually got it good today by the end of the lesson she was pivoting pretty good
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I'm not surprised. Good job!

My horse is a hunter, nearly 17 hands, and if he can learn showmanship, any horse can. It's actually one of his best events at the QH shows, aside from jumping. I love my blingy showmanship jacket, too. So fun compared to the boring hunt coats.


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