Pivots?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Showing Horses > Horse Showmanship

Pivots?

This is a discussion on Pivots? within the Horse Showmanship forums, part of the Showing Horses category
  • Horse showmanship pivots
  • Horse pivots

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-21-2010, 09:55 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Pivots?

I don't know if I could be more confused on how to do a 90 degree pivot. I know what it is but I don't know how to teach Sonny to do it. How did you teach your horse how to do one? Thanks :)
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-22-2010, 04:23 PM
  #2
Weanling
I started with my horse backed into a corner with the horses left shoulder near the fence. In the beginning, you may need to lift your horses head to promote lifting his left shoulder so he steps his left leg across and in front of his right leg. By starting with him backed into a corner, he will be limited to how much he can move his back end and learn to move or pivot his front. Start out with one step (the cross-over) and then stop and praise him. If he's not sure what you're asking, tap him on the left shoulder with the end of the lead rope or a crop as you lift his head to reinforce moving the shoulder. Gradually increase the amount of steps you ask for and the speed you ask for the maneuver, but make sure the steps are precise before asking for more steps.
     
    04-28-2010, 10:49 PM
  #3
Weanling
Thanks ridehorses

Anyone else???
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    05-13-2010, 04:42 PM
  #4
Started
Are you talking about on the ground or from the saddle?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Training Pivots? Gidji Western Riding 8 11-03-2009 12:08 AM
sidepass, pivots, and slidestops Nita Horse Training 10 07-02-2007 07:30 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:42 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0