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    01-14-2007, 04:59 PM

What would you do If you were riding a green broke horse and it started jigging?

I would either circle him or pull back with my reins but sit hard too. Does that make since? Sarah was annoyed that he sat deep and pulled back and said "He was ripping on the horses mouth" I found that a bit over dramatic.....She is REALLY big into natural horsemanship, Pat Parelli.

The horse reared up when the guy asked the horse to stop jigging the horse also bucked a series of times of times, the guy immediatly started circling when she went up into the rear...What would you do??
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    01-14-2007, 06:46 PM
If he rears best thing to do in that moment is to push him to go forward every time he does that. I don't know what jiglling is?
    01-14-2007, 07:53 PM
Jigging, as in, wont stand still....or when you ask for a horse to warm up at a walk there prancing.

I agree with the rearing though, I have learned as well to give when the hrose rears up, that way the horse has somewhere to go but up.
    01-14-2007, 10:05 PM
My father had a mare rear up on him on a side hill and he ended breaking his hip and pelvis. If you know your horse is going to fall backwards always pull your left or right rein all the way to your hip and make them fall sideways. (there is a better chance of you not getting seriously hurt)
    01-15-2007, 07:19 AM
Yes, I forgot to say that you should pull one of reins on the side to point him to land on a side and not on his back. If he rears be carefull and put your legs outside of the stirrups to be ready to jump down if it's neccesary. I don't know what to do if he is jigling. MAybe you should put him on a longe before ride.
    01-15-2007, 12:10 PM
They actually did longe her before they got on.
    01-15-2007, 12:37 PM
Oh, when my horse jigs I always use pull and release pressure to keep him in a walk. Not jerking or constant pressure but give and take. It usually works! Hope that helped!

    01-15-2007, 12:47 PM
They did do pull and release ( I agree with always pull and release with any training, as well as circling ) My friend just blamed them for ripping on the horses mouth.

Heck, she says that I was tearing mykes head off when I was asking him to switch while lunging him....I stepped back pointed and drove, he just stopped as if he wanted me to pull or something, and then she was saying "dont tear his head off..." heck, that wont pull the horses head off!
    01-15-2007, 01:32 PM
What kind of bit are they using on the horse?
    01-15-2007, 03:09 PM

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