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        12-02-2012, 12:21 PM
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    Hey! I have a just-turned 3 year old draft-cross mare. I've raised her since she was 8 months old. She's coming along really well and I've just started to trot on her. We've been taking things slowly because I understand that draft crosses take longer to mature. She's getting better with me on her and becoming more confident.

    My questions:

    How do you teach a horse to be more balanced?

    How do you teach a horse to bend a little at turns?

    Trotting counter-clockwise, she moves well considering how new she is to it. Trotting clockwise, however, she keeps her neck and head pointing out a little in the corners. When I wiggle the reins just a smidge to straighten her neck, she just turns instead... When I do the same thing counter-clockwise, she bends slightly with the turn. I don't know how to get her out of the small "habit," for lack of a better word.
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        12-02-2012, 12:37 PM
    Shoot. I just saw that there's a forum for this. Ignore

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