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post #11 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 12:42 AM
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #12 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 12:52 AM
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After watching the second video, I would bet money that your mare is lame in the front. Probably explains her reluctance to keep moving, and her stumbling in the lope. I would have her checked out.

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post #13 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 01:00 AM
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After watching the second video, I would bet money that your mare is lame in the front. Probably explains her reluctance to keep moving, and her stumbling in the lope. I would have her checked out.

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Interesting...I'd be interested to see if anyone else shares this opinion. I'm not sure if I actually see it or if I'm just fooling myself into thinking I see it. Lol

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #14 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 01:02 AM
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After watching the second video, I would bet money that your mare is lame in the front. Probably explains her reluctance to keep moving, and her stumbling in the lope. I would have her checked out.

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Your right! I rewatched the video and I see it also.. Also Kylie- looked on your youtube account and found another video of Jackie, she seems to be a bit stiff on that one also.

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post #15 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hm. I honestly don't think she's sore or lame at all. She's had the same kind of movement since day 1, and I haven't noticed anything.
And I think the couple stumbles there when she was loping were because of balance issues. Today was the first time I ever got her to do more than one circle in a lope without breaking into a trot - she's only 3, so she's probably growing into herself, she grew a lot over the winter.

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post #16 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 01:54 AM
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I don't see any lameness but the video is not that great of quality for me to pick on anything like that. Reason why I like a dressage whip, it reinforces calf pressure so it hopefully never has to elevate to a big over & under with the reins but that worked for sure! She is forward moving for you in the second video, and she got the message with one pop, she's a smart cookie. By the way, artist & song in your first video, who & what is playing? Thanks!
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Truthfully, I don't see lameness in the video. What it looks like to me is a young, unbalanced horse being ridden in ground that is a bit deep and she's having some trouble finding her feet.

With a movement as subtle as that one, I would really want to lay hands on the horse, watch her move in person, and maybe even ride her before I made judgements on soundness. Some horses do just move funky and I've known 2 that you would swear were lame just from watching them at times...but they weren't, they just had a strange movement.

As for the original video . Gotta love it when they finally realize that you aren't playing around . Looks like you're making headway with her, she may make a nice horse yet.

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I don't see any lameness but the video is not that great of quality for me to pick on anything like that. Reason why I like a dressage whip, it reinforces calf pressure so it hopefully never has to elevate to a big over & under with the reins but that worked for sure! She is forward moving for you in the second video, and she got the message with one pop, she's a smart cookie. By the way, artist & song in your first video, who & what is playing? Thanks!
It's "Sound of Madness" by Shinedown.

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Maybe I just missed it, but I was expecting to see a horse not willing to go forward at all or something. This horse was actually walking out pretty decent before you blew up on her?
If you call that blowing up at her... well then. The walk she had was as fast as she wanted to go after a squeeze, clucks and a kick, so I went to my last option, and it worked perfectly.

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post #20 of 28 Old 05-04-2012, 04:42 PM
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Nice video and the horse is now going forward freely. Congratulations. I too like a good gas peddle. Couldnt see the first vid from my iPad so can't comment on that.
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