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post #11 of 17 Old 06-07-2009, 01:32 PM
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well done fjord fan, There is no need to use whips and spurs this fixes nothing if anything it creates a problem transition work is fantastic lots of walk to trot transitions walk 5 strides then trot 10 strides also walk to canter transitions are also great only do this if she is fit enough, I do recomend to be carefull with the transitions it can make them hot and excited if you do this all the time so obviously don't be doing this for your whole ride as with everything though do make sure your transitions are quality ones not messey ones, also use your seat to drive her forward remeber the seat is independant so learn to seperate your seat bones and drive with your left and right seat bone seperately also when driveing forward with ur left seat bone you can use ur right leg and when driving with ur right seat bone you can use ur left leg this is very affective, good luck and for the rest of you out there please think twice before you revert to whips and spurs work effectively not uneffectiveley.
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post #12 of 17 Old 06-07-2009, 02:46 PM
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As far as getting her to walk quietly when out of the ring, I would concentrate on keeping her brain busy. Bend left, bend right etc. It puts her to work a little bit without just hanging on her mouth trying to get her to quietly walk. Glad she was better for you! =)
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post #13 of 17 Old 06-08-2009, 01:59 AM Thread Starter
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thanks for the ideas had her today going without the spurs just the whip, I always keep a variety in what she's doing always changing and I nevr do the smae thing twice in row, at the moment she is doing the same sort of routine as I have 3 horses im trying to keep in work and the all have a different routine that fits in with the other ones so they all get ridden hers is at the moment , light hack mon, dressage tues break wed( other sporting commitment tht night) jumping thurs light hack fri, dressage and jumping sat , and depends on whats on, either a show sun or jumping / beach just something fun for sunday to end the week and usually it means going out in the float with my gg and going somewhere I can ride both horses which she enjoys, do you think this is a good scedule/ routine for her or is their any ajustments I should make? She was quite calm today and just walked along calmly and whenever she got antsy or jiggy he had to do some thing hard lik, flexing or basic leg yeilding and trot a small 10m circle (at sitting trot) this calmed her down and in the end she was happy to just cruise and change gait when I asked, she's was a bit mre excitable thn usual today at the start because it as a new part of the farm (its a very big farm lol)

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post #14 of 17 Old 06-08-2009, 02:04 AM Thread Starter
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she has dressage tomorrow just basic schooling quite muddy in our only flat paddock at the moment so she is going to do schooling up hills at walk and trot to get her to use her hindquarters more. . Is their anyother exercises you can suggest for her, we have a very big farm which just so happens to be all hills pritty much, so I need things to do while doing schooling that doesnt make it extremly boring or repeatative because is just like my gg and switches off it you continue to go around and around in circles endlessly so any suggestions would be great

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As far as your schedule goes it looks pretty good. As long as mon and fri are ligth hack/play days I think your schedule is fine. If you end up doing more work on one of those days, I would give her the other one off. Hills are great for their hind end. Sounds like you are making progress and are on a pretty good schedule! Keep us posted!
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post #16 of 17 Old 06-09-2009, 09:50 AM
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re Mrdarcy: for the rest of you out there please think twice before you revert to whips and spurs work effectively not uneffectiveley.


I am using the whip on a horse that is only on her 8-9 ride ever. She hasn't even trotted yet under saddle, just getting the feel of a rider on her back. Theres no such thing as a walk trot transition for her. She doesn't even know what that is. We are just working on walk, whoa and back up. Not even green broke yet. I see nothing wrong with a tap on the butt to get her to walk forward.
I tap her to get her to move in the round pen on a lunge line, why not when I'm on her back?

I want to add, I'm not beating her bloody, just tapping her and or swinging the quirt without touching her.


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post #17 of 17 Old 07-05-2009, 04:59 AM Thread Starter
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thought everyone would like to know how she's going . .
She's is going amzing she's flying round sj courses and doing amzing dressage scholing she's really forward now and having,lots of fun , went to a show today and she placed in both of her speed rounds in an arena! Her dressage is also going pritty well she's going forward in the arena on a nice contact without whips or spurs , she still needs the spurs and whips when were jumping but we're slowly using them less and less their just there in case I need them which is now only for spreads , she's is going to be hopefully up and going amazingly by the time the sj season starts

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