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        08-22-2013, 01:41 PM
    That's what I've been doing, maybe she's just being a little more stubborn than most.

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        08-22-2013, 02:18 PM
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    I would not use circles as a reprimand. When I am working with a rider and they are riding a green horse, I set cones or other markers out in the pasture and have them ride straight lines between markers. I set 100 to 300 feet apart.

    One thing the markers do is get the rider to look up and I have found that when the riders looks up toward a point they want to go to, their horses ride a lot straighter. I would also spend more tome jogging and start really working on leg yielding exercises.

    After all, a horse riding straight is a horse that is staying between the rider's legs and the rider's reins.
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        08-22-2013, 02:29 PM
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel[SIZE=4
    A horse cannot go straight without impulsion.
    [/SIZE] They need that forward active energy.. not speed... energy!

    Just the best thing to do is focus on a point on the other end and ride to it. Correct if they start veering all over like a drunk person but concentrate on making sure you aren't favoring one side or the other (seat bones, leaning, stretching one leg down more, etc.) and forward forward forward!
    Weaving is EXACTLY what "Corporal" (1982-2009,RIP) did when I first rode him as a 4yo. After a few years under saddle I could ride a 12" path with him, all gaits and side-pass back and forth over it, etc. You have to teach the horse to use his "rear wheel drive" to control his body.

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