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        06-25-2010, 07:05 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    long and low

    How do you ask a horse to do this? Please list all the exact cues.
         
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        06-26-2010, 03:28 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    What do you mean by long and low?
         
        06-26-2010, 04:07 PM
      #3
    Banned
    AQHA,

    That's a really broad question, and it can't be answered in a two paragraph internet post, much like your questions about collection and engagement.

    I applaud your desire to learn, and would be happy to help, but it doesn't make a whole lot of sense to type an entire book on horsemanship into the computer.

    Let me suggest this - do some research on your own about the terms you're curious about. Even typing the term into this board's search feature is a start.

    When you have *specific* questions or want a detail clarified, rather than "tell me everything you know about ___________, what it is and how you do it." you'll get better quality responses.
         
        06-28-2010, 03:39 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    In dressage
    1.) Have a snaffle bit in their mouth - what I'm telling you to do is for a SNAFFLE ONLY, NOT a curb.
    2.) Horse should know how to ride on contact.
    Then as horse is working do a SLIGHT bend outside/inside, legs urge horse into rein contact then SLIGHT give with reins to reward horse for coming into contact.
    3.) Repeat after a step or two to lower head more.

    If horses does not have the basics this may not work, but works on all my horses who are classically trained in dressage.
         
        06-28-2010, 03:53 PM
      #5
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Valentina    
    In dressage
    1.) Have a snaffle bit in their mouth - what I'm telling you to do is for a SNAFFLE ONLY, NOT a curb.
    2.) Horse should know how to ride on contact.
    Then as horse is working do a SLIGHT bend outside/inside, legs urge horse into rein contact then SLIGHT give with reins to reward horse for coming into contact.
    3.) Repeat after a step or two to lower head more.

    If horses does not have the basics this may not work, but works on all my horses who are classically trained in dressage.
    Here is a helpful article on long and low
    The Art of Classical Riding--Long and Low
         

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