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post #11 of 15 Old 06-04-2012, 11:22 PM
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Could you get a trainer out to help?

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post #12 of 15 Old 06-05-2012, 03:35 AM
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Originally Posted by SlideStop View Post
try a full cheek snaffle or a French link
french link full cheek is a good combination.
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post #13 of 15 Old 06-05-2012, 10:56 AM
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If he's not responding to the snaffle, MAKE him respond to it. There is no reason to go up to a harsher bit. Try riding him in his halter, too.
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post #14 of 15 Old 06-05-2012, 08:28 PM
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Try going into a Kimberwick for awhile, and then switch back to the snaffle. The horse I have now was in a tomb thumb before I got him, and when I put him in a snaffle he wanted to run through it. I put in him in the Kimberwick for a few days and worked on seat aids. Then we went back to the snaffle and he was much better.
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post #15 of 15 Old 06-05-2012, 08:39 PM
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Also, before asking the green horse I'm riding to whoa I get her puffing a bit first. This way she wants to stop when I say it, then she gets a short break standing still then its back off at the trot/canter for a side or two then woah and break time. They start looking forward to you asking. I know its useless to ask the mare to stop soley off my seat and voice until she has let off the extra steam. Good time to prefect transitions too ;)
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