Always turning on the forehand

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Always turning on the forehand

This is a discussion on Always turning on the forehand within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-28-2007, 06:19 AM
Always turning on the forehand

Hey! My horse is quite heavy on the hands and is always turning on the forehand mostly in canter. He hasnt got very good self carriage either. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me?

Sponsored Links
    08-28-2007, 06:09 PM
Half halts. What's his conformation like, is he built downhill?
    08-28-2007, 09:36 PM
Yes I agree with sara, although it could be your fault clashing with your horses lack of expirence. Figure of 8's is very good, make your circles smaller and smaller. Also with your position, lift your hands, lift your seat. Some QH find it hand to lift up-easy on your hand. Although the high head carriges are naturally good at it, rather than those western riders which make there horses heads low and heavy.

So freerider, could you please discribe your horses conformation, that might make it a little easy for us guys to figure it out
    09-03-2007, 05:45 PM
Do not do turns too tight untill your horse knows how to collect himself, does not need to be a high collection level but a little bit.

Regardls to the ridingstyle, all training has to follow the Trainingscale.
1.rhythm and regularity

Work intensivly on 1,2 and 3. Use the basic figures from dressage to achieve these. Wait untill your horse gives you all three criterias, and then work on the turns. Slowly adjusting the size of the circles voltes so your horse can stay on the hindquaters.
Get your hindend active, work on impulsion and straightness, wich will give you , when you work it right, a soft mouth, too.
When you get a little collection and you can keep the hinds active make smaller circles , but be sure you can keep the hinds active.
To make turns on the HQ the horse has to know what it is, most horses do not know that they have four legs.
somtimes a dressagewhip giving a little touch at the HQs can keep them active in the hinds.

Cavaletti work can get the hinds active, too. Good ridden speed changes help with collection, too.
Speedcontrol within the trott or canter or switching from one to the other.
But make sure, he shows a little collection during the changes.
Do not let him run into a canter nor let him run out of it and just fall into trott.
Lots of bending in all directions. But mostly make sure you cover the steps in order of the trainingscale...
    09-04-2007, 10:35 PM
WOW, if Halflingers comment doesn't help you I don't know what will
    09-06-2007, 10:36 AM
It really is in the basic work!

People just seem to forget these simple steps. Yeah build can be a little obstacle, but then you just have to spend more time on the basics.

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

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


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

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0