Western, I compete in barrel racing. She does fine with the tie down. I just feel like I need to put an effort in correcting this, instead of just forcing the fix. Iv used running martingails, and those worked great. Im just curious of what else I could try. I have a very willing mare who learns quick and gives everything a try whole heartedly. I just feel like im neglecting to fix this problem
When she has her tie down on, I don't even have to do anything to make her woa, I just slightly tap her reins sit and say woa and she slide stops. But when she dosnt have it on she seems to forget everything. Ughhh
Hmm.. I would work on disengaging her hind end when she decides to brace and throw her head up like that. Not a one rein stop, but putting her to work.
It's hard without a video.. but I'd go back and reinforce all of my transitions. My horse throws his head up too and dances around before continuing on but if I take my time and really prepare him for a downward transition, then he stays put together and stretches instead of pops up.