Help!!! I have an 11 yo mare that has decided in the past few months that she needs to transition into her lope using her front end. She does this little hop up from the front end to enter into the lope. How do I fix this?
I think this is probably a physical issue, especially if she's been good until lately. If her saddle is pinching or otherwise bothering her, if you're too forward or using too much rein, this could be causing her to have to be more on her forehand to balance & she's finding it too hard to use her hind end effectively. High heels, back problems, too tight girth & other issues also can cause a horse to fall on it's forehand too much.