Originally Posted by Cherie
The heading horse on the right is looking to the outside and dropping his inside shoulder. He is typical. Yours is not if he has his head to the inside.
The other thing to remember is that 'horses are creatures of habit'. If he has gotten in the habit of doing this with you, then he does not need any other reason for doing it now other than that he has done it before.
I still think if he is rushing through that corner, he needs to be rested there and dismounted there.
The horse in the picture has his head is slightly turned in the direction he's going, it's what I was saying mine does seeing as you were saying how he was looking to the outside. I told you I started to make him counter flex to see if it would help, and it did, a small amount but still something.
Yes he's gotten away with it but I'm doing what I can. I'm pregnant, I can't necessarily do a lot on my standpoint at the moment (Pregnant lady cantering/galloping a pony... Sound interesting).
Also I don't see how dismounting is going to do any favors. He's fine on the ground. He eats there on his own time. I DO however stop him in the corner and make him back up then stand for a few minutes. Go around and do it again so he doesn't get in a rushed mind frame. But like I said, there's not much I can do at the moment and I don't see how dismounting is going to help either of us. I was always taught and learned if there's a problem when riding and you get off and give a pat, you just threw your side of the disagreement out the window.