I need some help...
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

I need some help...

This is a discussion on I need some help... within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        12-29-2007, 10:40 AM
      #1
    Foal
    I need some help...

    Hi!! I own a 3 year old Mustang Mare. She is great on the ground and has had tons of groundwork done with her. She even ground ties. The problem though is when we ride in the open field/open areas. We can walk out there fine, but when I ask for the trot, her whole body starts moving sideways and she throws her head. When I ask for the turn it is worse. She will run sideways and just not turn. She ignores my leg and crop. Her teeth are fine/saddle is fine. I just don't know what to do. Any advice?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        12-29-2007, 11:16 AM
      #2
    Started
    It sounds like it could be pain related. Maybe get your vet out to check her and possibly a chiro. And an equine massage therapist as well. And triple check saddle fit, that is soooo important.
         
        12-29-2007, 03:18 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    What are your ways to correct her when she does this? Do you disangage her?
         
        12-29-2007, 03:26 PM
      #4
    Foal
    Sounds like it's rider error. Ride her the area or round pen and have someone video you. Look at your seat, hips, shoulders, and head to see what you're doing. My mare did something similar for a while and I figured out I was dropping my right shoulder just a little and didn't realize it. As soon as I worked on keeping my shoulders straight, she went fine!

    Also, Mustangs usually mature a bit more slowly than most QHs (or at least slower than people think QHs mature). If she's comeing 4 you're fine, but if she's just turning 3 this spring, then you might think about taking it easy riding her until last next fall.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:08 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0