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post #1 of 5 Old 08-06-2009, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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What is the next step when breaking a filly after you have lunged her with a saddle on got her used to the bit and she knows how to plow rein?

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And he always knows when you have carrots.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-06-2009, 02:45 PM
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How old is she?
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-06-2009, 02:47 PM
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If she is old enough and already knows those things, then it is time to get on and start trotting circles. Are you riding her in a western or english saddle? Have you desensatized her to the movement of the stirrup leathers for when you climb on? If you haven't, that is something you should probably do right before you get on.

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-06-2009, 03:01 PM
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Here are some videos I like that may help you in your training.

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post #5 of 5 Old 08-07-2009, 09:42 AM
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Have you done any ground driving?
How does she do with lateral & vertical flexion (this should be started from the ground)?
Have you exposed her to things outside of your normal work area (ponying from another horse down the road or out on the trail)?
Does she walk/trot/canter quietly & easily while lounging?

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