Higher headset. - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 04-12-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
Higher headset.

I am training a Western horse to be an English horse, and I need help with his headset. I don't have any pictures of him, but this is where his head is right now:



It's very low, like Western Pleasure low. I want to do jumping and Hunter classes, so I need to get his head higher, like this:



How do I go about doing this?

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 Old 04-12-2008, 11:42 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
Almightytarzan5, here is a similar thread with my reply to this problem:
http://www.horseforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=8480
I hope it helps!


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 04-13-2008, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
thanks JDI!

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 04-14-2008, 06:13 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: AUSTRALIA
Posts: 359
• Horses: 1
all sorted?

Lexington Farm
~
LX
love-a-hero is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 04-14-2008, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
ummm...kinda of, but not really. My horse doesn't get strung out, he just holds his head low. I want to know how to get his head up without collecting him. I also want a lot of opinions!

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 04-15-2008, 11:35 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 110
• Horses: 0
Have you ever considered a dumb jockey?
Jrchloe is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
what's a dumb jockey? I've never heard of that. He also has problems with tucking his head, like making his neck round and giving to the bit. Will lunging him with a surcingle and side reins help?

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 04-16-2008, 06:47 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 110
• Horses: 0
A dumb jockey is a training device. Its like a thing that sticks up from the top of a surcingle that you snap an overcheck to and it aids in the horse raising its head and dropping its backend but its not good for someone who doesn't know how to use it. How you considered long lining instead of just lunging? It would give you move control of the mouth, raise it up, tuck in the nose, rounding the top line, lightening the mouth, strengthening the back end, and it can aid in slowing and rounding the canter, the list goes on and on what long lining can do.
Jrchloe is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 04-17-2008, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 747
• Horses: 1
well I was thinking or side reins. I might try them, then try long reins.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p...orum/thing.png

Showjumping is like dressage with speed bumps!
amightytarzan5 is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 09:01 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Tampa, Fl
Posts: 110
• Horses: 0
I don't know if side reins would ask for a higher headset.
Jrchloe is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome