Ok I have a mare that is 8yrs old but was used as a walking trail horse up until last May when I bought her. She was EXTREMELY unbalanced, heavy, hollow, and awkward to no end! I've done what I can to get her going well and she's doing great but I seem to have hit a slump with something and im not sure how to go about fixing it
This mare has a tendency to be on her forehand and I've done a lot of work to lift her up and she's improved but still lacks the engagement from behind to really lift herself. I need to get impulsion from her....however my problem is that when I try to get more engagement she just wants to speed ahead. I need tips and advice on getting her to connect better so that I can then get the impulsion, which I need tips on too
I have always ridden show jumpers, most of which have a lot of impulsion naturally so this is something im not as well experienced with. Her trot is doing o.k., but her canter is unbalanced and she motorcycles her turns. I put inside leg and lift up on inside hand and shift my weight slightly to the outside to help her. It helps but she wants to rush ahead so I get a step or two of balance and then a speed demon pony lol. So I need to get that connection and what to work on to fix these issues because I feel like im stuck.