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    06-17-2010, 09:27 AM
Green Broke
My horse is a welsh/arab too!!

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    06-17-2010, 09:58 AM
Green Broke
Whooo, pigrooting pony - everyones fave!! Heels down, bum deep in the saddle, hands steady, shoulders back and strong core - keep his head up. At the same time drive drive drive with your leg - not even the cheekiest pony can pigroot and move forwards at the same time.
    06-20-2010, 12:10 AM
Have you had his back looked over. Maybe he is sore somewhere, which is causeing him to do this. I would get him looked at then go from there. The fact that he used to do it when he canters and now trots could indicate the problem is getting worse. Best outcome would to be find he is sore cause otherwise a bad habit to break once they realise they can win.
    06-20-2010, 05:46 AM
Originally Posted by kim_angel    
It also might help to learn the one rein stop. As soon as he goes to pigroot, bring his head around.

This sounds like a lack of respect and control issue. You are not going to see him get better until you work out the underlying issue.
I have a arabian/welsh pony too, and he is doing the same as your and as Kim angel said, you need to learn the one rein stop, really this is "the" solution...
On thursday mine tried to do it again, and with one hand on his neck, the other one using the one rein stop, he can't continue, he has to stop. If you don't fall, he will not win good luck
    06-20-2010, 03:58 PM
Could someone please tell me what pigrooting is? I'm feeling left out hehe

horse, pigroot, scared, thrown off.

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