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post #21 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 02:09 AM
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It sucks so much when you get stuck in a rut... I'm sure everyone has been through a bad patch though, seems like it lasts forever when you're in it, then seems like a distant memory when it's over

I think a fresh set of eyes on the ground could be a good idea, even if it's just for one lesson... I know that if my coach did nothing but tell me how great things look, when I was really having problems and feeling frustrated and disheartened, I'd start to wonder how clued in she was to what's going on... If your coach has a lot of other things going on then maybe you can find someone who has a bit more time to help you out at the moment?

It's difficult though, because you don't want to hurt your coach's feelings, especially if you're like me and they're one of your friends as well...
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post #22 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 08:06 AM
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Are you sure there is nothing wrong with his health?
Sometimes things like these happen when there is something wrong with their back or teeth. I knew a horse.. she always wanted to work, she was never grumpy and all of a sudden she stopped working. She didn't want to do a single thing and all she did was just stand there. She wouldn't move, until a vet came to see her and discovered it was her back that had caused all the problems. They treated it and a couple of weeks later she was like before her problems with her back!
I am not saying there is something wrong with your horse, but keep in mind that things like this can happen.

Edit: I see your horse has passed a check and everything was fine.

What do you think he’ll do when you give him a break? Don’t do anything with him for a couple of weeks and see what happens then? Sometimes that works out great!
A friend’s horse was acting the same like yours and she tried everything just like you (vet check, UTD, teeth, saddle) and she did not know what to do.. someone told her to give him a break for a couple of weeks. At first she thought ‘’why should I do that?’’ But she did, and it worked out just fine! I think he needed it.

When she started training again he was like nothing ever happened. She didn’t even recognise her own horse! And when her horse gets grumpy again she gives him a week off and everything is fine. Examples like these show you that there’s not always a reason for behavior like this. I’d say to you, give him a couple of weeks off and see what happens!

Good luck!
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post #23 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 01:34 PM
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I am just curious because I have also been told to do that (putting pressure and then releasing) is there something wrong with that?
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post #24 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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No, there's nothing wrong with it, I just don't like fiddling with their face and trying to get them low...I rather just work on getting him moving smoothly and calm and his head just comes with it. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just not how I like to ride him -- It puts him in this false frame

I think I will ride him a few more times this week and work on really simple things and then give him a week or so off when I am moving. I have a show coming up on the 2nd, but worse comes to worst I'll just scratch him or just school walk trot. His canter is where the most problems are really coming out.
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post #25 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 01:48 PM
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what about horses whos headset is like that naturally? (high)
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The headset I am talking about is WP headset. Considering I havent been showing him, I want his head to be where it is naturally (about an inch or two above the withers) and then as he learns to carry himself, get it to be about level. I like a horse to be able to respond to pressure and give, I just don't like the idea of messing with his face to get him to be in frame. I much rather worry about the rest of his body before his face.
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post #27 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 02:15 PM
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oh ^.^ I do hunter :) I guess I kinda agree with both sides O.O I am currently working on getting Lucy to soften her body but at the same time squeezing my fingers asking for a half halt and driving her into the bit (I think I wrote that correctly) ack its getting to complicated to explain.......
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No, I see what you are saying :)
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post #29 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 02:33 PM
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Awww, I know how you feel. It's okay, you don't suck! Things like this happen to anyone- I agree, I think going back to the basics & building it up again will help.
I understand it can be frustrating- but just keep at it, & I'm sure you'll do fine.
Maybe he does need a break...maybe you both do- but if you take a break, don't hesitate to get back into doing too much...take it easy & gradually work him.

Ride more, worry less.
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post #30 of 31 Old 04-12-2009, 02:41 PM
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lol ...then is it the same thing your instructor is doing?
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