Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Washington State
• Horses: 0
I want him on the rail because like I said, it's a small arena. And when he's not on the rail he just runs around aimlessly. He doesn't go in just a smaller circle, he cuts across the middle and cuts corners and goes here and there and most importantly won't listen and he tries to resist the rail for some reason. I don't work him on the rail all the time and he can do circles and things without support of the wall. I mean, I don't want him against the rail completely, but I really want him to follow the general pattern of the arena instead of cutting the corners and trying to go through the middle. He needs to stay in a consistent circle or oval, not creating his own path that is different each time around the arena. Kinda make sense?
I'm going to try what you suggested tinyliny tomorrow when I work with him and also see if he really is dropping his shoulder and try fixing that.
Sit tall in the saddle, hold your head up high. Keep your eyes fixed where the trail meets the sky. And live like you ain't afraid to die. Don't be scared, just enjoy your ride - Chris LeDoux