Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Australia baby!! Wouldn't live anywhere else!
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Moving off leg aids
Ok, I did it again. I bought another horse who was basically untrained and only used for trail riding. I am trying to make my little boy Freckles into a good allround horse. He is an appaloosa gelding, and we already have a great bond - had him for almost 2 months, love at first sight.
Since we bought him for a whole $1500, I have already taught him ground manners, leading properly - walk next to you not in your space or trying to run off, he responds to voice commands, has been taught to jump, and move off leg aids.
He is great with everything except leg aids. He doesn't like to move off pressure, and I don't like to use the reigns to guide a horse, I would much prefer movement off leg aids, especially while jumping and for dressage!! He is a smart little horse, picks things up quite easily, but I am having trouble with getting him moving consistantly off leg aids, and also circling!
If anybody has any tips they would like to share, it would be much appreciated.