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    03-17-2012, 12:12 PM
  #11
Weanling
How big of an area do you work him in, when you are working on his loping?
     
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    03-17-2012, 12:27 PM
  #12
Foal
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Let me know if this video helped at all. With this you canter the horse the whole time...you could long trot too if he doesn't want to canter I guess, you just have to make sure the rope does not get below the hocks or else you could have a huge problem! :)

Sorry its kinda small I forgot to tell my friend to hold the phone sideways. :)


     
    03-17-2012, 05:05 PM
  #13
Weanling
Thank you! Yes, how long is the rope? :) Do you do this when you are riding or just lounging?
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This is how you run the rope thru the bridle...you need a snaffle it will be easier on the horses mouth. You always go from inside to out.
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Run through the stirrup, towards the back.
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The rope has to be above the hocks, ALWAYS, otherwise the horse could get tangled and hurt.
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These last two pictures are just of the rope. My dad made this one for my sister and I. I will have to ask my sister how she measured the horse to get the size of the rope because I'm not sure about that part. But you can get this kind of rope (and the fittings) at TSC or anywhere that sells rope.
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Don't look at my mare! :) She is super dirty, I took these after I worked her this morning.
     
    03-17-2012, 05:05 PM
  #14
Weanling
Indoor is 55 by 150
Outdoor is 150 by 150 :)
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Originally Posted by PaintedFury    
How big of an area do you work him in, when you are working on his loping?
     
    03-17-2012, 05:09 PM
  #15
Weanling
Wow! Your horse looks great :) Thanks so much! I am excited to try this!!
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Originally Posted by kate114    
Let me know if this video helped at all. With this you canter the horse the whole time...you could long trot too if he doesn't want to canter I guess, you just have to make sure the rope does not get below the hocks or else you could have a huge problem! :)

Sorry its kinda small I forgot to tell my friend to hold the phone sideways. :)


Butt roping, right lead (3/17/2012) - YouTube
     
    03-17-2012, 05:21 PM
  #16
Weanling
You said that he could maintain the leads in both fore and hind quarters at a hand gallop, correct?

Have you tried letting him hand gallop a fairly good sized circle, and slowly decrease the size and speed until you are in a lope. Use your seat and voice to slow him instead of the reins.
     
    03-17-2012, 05:30 PM
  #17
Weanling
For the most part, but if I turn him tighter he breaks into doing that
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Originally Posted by PaintedFury    
You said that he could maintain the leads in both fore and hind quarters at a hand gallop, correct?

Have you tried letting him hand gallop a fairly good sized circle, and slowly decrease the size and speed until you are in a lope. Use your seat and voice to slow him instead of the reins.
     
    03-17-2012, 06:38 PM
  #18
Weanling
Have you had his back checked? If his back is out of alignment, that could affect his ability to carry himself properly in the lope.
     
    03-17-2012, 06:46 PM
  #19
Weanling
I have asked the vet about it awhile ago and she thinks it is due to muscle, getting older and have not cantered in 5-10 years previous to when I got him.
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Originally Posted by PaintedFury    
have you had his back checked? If his back is out of alignment, that could affect his ability to carry himself properly in the lope.
     
    03-17-2012, 06:49 PM
  #20
Weanling
Just another thought, saddle fit could also affect his ability to lope properly.
     

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