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    06-16-2010, 10:51 AM
Green Broke

Alright so I am wokring on getting my arab muscles in the right places so would side reins be a good idea while doing round pen work with her?? I don't have many hills here so that not possible but I do use the few hills I come across .
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    06-16-2010, 11:25 AM
Green Broke
Unless you can get someone very knowledgeable about them to show you how to properly put them on your horse, I would stear clear because they can do more damage then good if put on wrong
    06-16-2010, 11:34 AM
Green Broke
Stormy-oh I have a trainer that will help me
    06-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Maybe you can work on some transitions.
    06-16-2010, 11:39 AM
Trotting trotting trotting! Lots of work at the trot
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    06-16-2010, 11:40 AM
Green Broke
Pechos-we alreadyy do lots but im worrying bout muscling the wrong places like the op of her neck has lots more muscle then the bottom because she hardly ever holds her neck low its always up in the air
    06-16-2010, 11:41 AM
Yeah, transitions are good... especially practicing your walk to canter transitions.

When you get really good at them, it sort of feels like a "helicopter" taking off. Your horse rocks back and springs up and away rather than to sort of plunge into it. It takes a lot of practice.

This should help with muscling in her haunches. It takes some good power from their hind end to be able to really launch nicely. ;D
    06-16-2010, 11:41 AM
Green Broke
Equine-we do lots of trotting already but im wondering is her head always being up will cause muscling to not build in certain places
    06-16-2010, 11:43 AM
Green Broke
Eolith-haha I love the nice transitions my favorite quarter horse had them :] she is getting there occasionally she will pick up a nice slow jog instead of trying to go as fast as possible
    06-16-2010, 11:44 AM
Green Broke
Oh and im working on just walk to trot alot right now because when she canters she likes to fight my hands so im working on walk trot halt so that she understands before we ge going faster

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