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post #1 of 6 Old 06-30-2011, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question leg yielding confusing pony

lately me and my friend have been working with this little 8 year old pony, very cute and spunky. whenever we try to do leg yielding or move him away or steer with leg pressure, he gets confused and speeds up, and half halting confuses him more. help please???
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post #2 of 6 Old 06-30-2011, 09:18 PM
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Sounds like you need to go back to working on the ground and teaching him there before in the saddle!
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post #3 of 6 Old 06-30-2011, 09:21 PM
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Is he already trained to leg yield undersaddle or are you encountering this while teaching him to leg yield?

My first thought is to go back to groundwork and make sure that he understands leg yielding in-hand. Use a word like "over" and press his side where your lower calf would be pressing. Once he gets it, translate it to undersaddle, using the same word and leg aid.
Whet often helps is opening the rein/widening your hand away from his neck, to the direction that you want him to go. That way he won't feel trapped between a conflicting leg and a closed rein and feel the need to sped up away from it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-30-2011, 10:56 PM
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And in addition to the above advice, when you put the inside leg on, you can move the outside leg off , just while he figures out what to do. Ulitmately, it would "drape" onhis side, a bit further back to hold the hind end in, but to help the idea of "move off the inside leg" you can open the door on the other side , the outside, which kind of invites him into that space.
Also, do not put the inside leg on nonstop. YOu kind of "pulse it on" with each step the pony takes with his inside hind. You will need to learn how to feel when the inside hind is stepping forward because your goal would be to have ti actually step forward and UNDER the pony's body, which give the lateral movement.
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thank you :)
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post #6 of 6 Old 07-01-2011, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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thank yaaa :)
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