Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj View Post
I never said I only trust ONE person, thank you kindly. I don't appreciate someone waltzing in and insulting one of the better trainers ON this forum.
Smilie gave me zero useable advice. If you can translate what she said into something I can use, fantastic. She gave me a lesson on how the function of a canter work, which I am perfectly aware of.
I try not to give advice contrary to what is standard , by professionals at the top of their industry
The advise I gave concerning lead departures are standard for people like Bob Avila, Bob loomas , Al Dunning and a host of other horsemen I have taken info from over the years-horsemen that produce World, NRHA and NRCHA horses, just to name a few
In fact, go back a year or so in Horse and Rider, and positioning a horse such as you are, under the advise of your trainer, is contrary to making it easy for a horse to pick up the correct lead. It forces them,out of incorrect body position, and often has the horse picking up the lead in front and dropping it behind
Sometimes it helps to have an open mind,, look beyond the `local`level and if not able to take clinics from those that have proven themselves at upper end, then the information is readily there on DVDs and in books, written by trainers that have proven themselves over the years at upper end of their discipline
Have a horse that is broke enough to keep topline in a transitition and has body control
Move hip into lead
keep inside shoulder up with inside rein, so horse can drive up correctly from behind
Sit up, don`t lean, and drive horse up into lead from behind,instead of letting him fall into it out of foreward momentum by trotting into it
Body aleignment needs to be correct,and that means nose is not tipped out
I see you are from Canada. Perhaps you might recognize people I have taken clinics with
Cyril Desjarlais, Just to name a few. Maybe tell them they are wrong!