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post #11 of 15 Old 11-05-2010, 05:36 AM
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What I have been taught to do it push them forward up onto the bit. This probalay won't help. But I hope it does

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-05-2010, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Mehtala09 View Post
Well We Have Tryed A Simple D ring snaffle, a slow twist a corkscrew and a happy mouth jointed loose ring, even on loose contact she tries her hardest to pull, she off the track but its been a long time, she i have dropped my reins, and she will stick her head to the ground its recent that she started it, and the pehlam because that has always been the bit she has gone best yet,
So after changing bits several times you should know that the bit is not the problem or the solution. You have been given good advice. Don't pull on both reins at the same time and when she puts her head to the ground speed her feet up and change direction. She won't want to travel like that very long.

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-05-2010, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses View Post
So after changing bits several times you should know that the bit is not the problem or the solution. You have been given good advice. Don't pull on both reins at the same time and when she puts her head to the ground speed her feet up and change direction. She won't want to travel like that very long.
Well said. Horses only exert as much pressure as we do typically. If you are light, she will be too. You get heavy, she will lean. Simple concept.

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-05-2010, 08:19 AM
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Our horses reflect 100% of what we do in the saddle. ^When a horse leans on the bit, the horse is more than likely unbalanced. The horse is leaning on the riders hands, to obtain the balance that they are looking for, they rely on their riders hands, to balance their necks.You want to obtain balance through correct and efficiant riding - through your position and your position reflecting on your horse and how they move and work.Here is a thread, that has already discussed this very topic:Riding a horse that leans on hands...

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hmmm...well i didnt read the other posts as i couldnt be bothered to. So it seems you either need to get him/her off the forehand a little, or you are putting too much pressure on the reins and not using your legs enough. Impulsion comes from the HQ not the front quarters. And also If you are using the pelham, and its too severe, she will most defiantely lean to try and get away from the pressure.
Again, sorry if this is all repeated.
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