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post #11 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 04:04 PM
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You can try the circles again wait till he gets to a good pace and let him out. Walk and if its a good forward walk. Try to go into a steady trot, if he gets to forward try the circles again. I had the problem where my mare would take over and thats what I did.

I also did this, where if she got to fast I would ask for the walk, if she dosent go into the walk after I ask twice. The I make her hault, back up a couple paces, wait for a good hault or lick and chew. Then trot on again if she got to forward again I would repeat. After a couple times she relized that if she was going to take over I mad her do something els.

Or if none of that works you can try the circles again, If he dosent get a nice steady pace... Then disengage him make him wait. Then walk on and if that dosent work and he still wants to go forward and take over. Then make him work! Say ok if you want to go lets really work. And continue a good forward trot not like blasting around in a crazy trot but under control and make him move more forward through his hind so he is really pushing from behind. Then he'll be like this is no fun and want to stop but keep pushing and say no were going to work...

I did all that with my mare and she dosent take over any more and she isnt before my aids.

you can also do a lot of transitions but I wouldnt try the canter until you get the trot better.

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-04-2008, 10:07 PM
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I just retrained a standardbred to canter...and he does the same thing very often. In the beginning of a lesson, he'll have a beautiful well collected easy trot...but once i ask him to canter...he assumes that what we're doing the rest of the time.
I solve it by

Working in the other direction
Circles
Keep very spongy reigns when on the circles...really ask for a bend
Try to work long and low as much as possible.
Restric with that seat
Try the sitting trot...ask them to use the back more and slow it down a bit

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Thanks, All! Those are great advices!
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Good luck, and I hope we helped!

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post #15 of 17 Old 11-05-2008, 03:26 PM
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I just skimmed the responses so this has probably already been said but...

Go back to the basics. Lot's of walk to trot, trot to halt, halt to trot, trot to walk, walk to halt transitions. I mean trot for about the strait of way, halt, walk to the shortway on the ring, halt, change directions, trot for a few lenghths, halt. After you really have all the attention pick up the canter for just a few strides and halt. Change directions and do it again. If they get fast, go back to the trot. You want them to anticipate the whoa...

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My gelding used to rush around, what i'd do is say if i am going to the right open up my inside rein, keep the other steady .. and if he started to rush i'd do a 20m circle and get them at a steady pace again, if it happened again do the same thing, They understand it, it works .. for many horses.

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post #17 of 17 Old 11-06-2008, 03:05 PM
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If you can do it without being scared or nervous, and have the chance; give the signal for canter and let her run untill she's tired, praising her and don't slow her down. When she breaks of, start cantering again, praise her a lot, and then take her down after a few leaps. Praise even more. You can do it a few times (asking for canter and almost immediatly break up, with a lot of praise) with some trot or walk between and she'll learn it's good to stop too. After that first, long run, decde to stop her after x amount of leaps and focus on that, change the amount each time untill she learns to wait for your signal and pay attention to you. Always praise both in the start of the canter and when she slows down, but not in the middle of it.
When you low down, take gently in the reins, give and take (but don't give completely before she slows down, she's not supposed to be rewarded, just avoiding to get used to a constant pull), sit down and calmly thnk that she'll break of to trot.

If it doesn't help to let her run herself tired once, don't try it again. If it becomes a habit to do so each time you ride, your problem will be worse. But do it once, with a good warm up, and I think it can help, actually, It sounds like she just wants to please you, not to cause trouble.

When you ride, avoid starting canter on the same places.
When she's walking, make sure she walks calmly, sometimesit helps if she has to focus on something else; start moving her hindquarter to the sides or something, make a leg yield over the road, give her something to focus on. :)


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