05-10-2011, 11:24 PM
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She is just very worked up it could be from being excited or being anxious..Both of my barrel horses crow hop a good bit but it helps if you warm your horse up away from the arena and only go near the arena when it's your time to run. My mare does it because she is excited and loves her job. Hickory hops because he makes himself anxious and it's not good for him. I keep him away from the arena as much as possible at a show until it's our turn. You need to also make sure that YOU are centered and calm. If your horse knows that you are nervous and all worked up so will s/he..Keep a calm and cool mind and don't work your horse into a mess before you run..
Also, a tie-down has nothing to do with the crow hopping..