A horse (Pequita) that I ride twice a week (she usually only gets ridden once maybe twice again that week. At the barn they call her my horse <3) is a nice greeny and decently downhill. On my one lesson for two hours the instructor likes to fix this by adding leg and playing with the reins a little to get her to pick her head up and get her hind legs under her instead of falling on her forehand. Now my question is; can doing this often get her to work this way permanently?
Unfortunately the other lesson I do is only one hour and is with a different instructor who does not focus on things like almost all of the horses in the ring falling on their forehand (honestly, it kinda pisses me off.) Yes, I take group lessons with anywhere from 4-9 people. I also have to mention I spend most of this lesson fixing her. The person before me kicks the hell out of her and makes the poor thing unlearn many things I have started teaching her. And all this kicking makes me have to crop her a lot to make her remember that she has to respond to leg.
Okay then, back to my question. Can picking her up via collecting her help get her hind legs working if I do it often enough with her? Also, is there any other way? (Two full hours of little squeezes and playing with your pinky really hurts after a while.)
Lastly, I have a quick random question small enough to not need its own thread. Can a blanket cause circularish rubs on a horses back? Not on the withers, more like slightly behind where a saddle would go. Pequita has both of what I just said and I think (hope) the far back ones are from the blanket and not a saddle.
Sorry for dragging this out I tend to do that.