Pony won't flex to the left?!?! - The Horse Forum
  • 1 Post By DuffyDuck
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 09-28-2011, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 749
• Horses: 5
Pony won't flex to the left?!?!

I'm training a Australian Pony atm, She's absloutly beautiful, and has such a natural lengthened stride, collection and a 'look at me' presence.

anyway, she doesn't really flex to the left very well, to the right it's beautiful, but to the left she kind of kinks her neck, shes not sore, i just can't find the right place, at the end of every ride she gets better, but when i hop on again, it's back crooked!

and her hind quarters swing to the outside...

I don't really know why i posted this question, cause I doubt anyone will get a answer that... I don't even know what I'm saying anymore.

But anyway, if you've had this problem or know how to fix it, please, answer!
iloverains is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 09-28-2011, 05:03 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,151
• Horses: 2
Oh boy have I had this problem haha!

When she's working, where does her tail hang? Does it hang centrally or left/right? Every horse has a good side and bad side, and it will take time to get the left as good as the right. I would suggest lots of lateral work, shoulder in, leg yield and circles. Also, work slightly longer on the left, when she works well, praise and change to her good side. Also allow lots of breaks with a long low neck so she gets to flex any muscles that may be sore.

May be worth investing in an equine massage or two to iron out any knicks and knots in her neck.

Another good idea is lunging with side reins on, lunge her to the left side with the left reind slightly shorter so she has that inside flex and use the lunge line as the contact, give and take so she moves in to it.

It could just be a bit of stiffness and lack of muscle.
iloverains likes this.
DuffyDuck is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 09-28-2011, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Australia
Posts: 749
• Horses: 5
wow, thanks heaps!! (: ill be sure to try it!
iloverains is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 09-28-2011, 06:47 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
Posts: 5,151
• Horses: 2
No problems, hope it helps! Just make sure to take it slow and steady as you don't want to over work any muscles and make them tired and sore... she won't thank you for it!
DuffyDuck is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flex trees and QHs twh Horse Tack and Equipment 0 06-17-2011 12:15 PM
sho flex SAsamone Horse Health 1 04-22-2011 05:19 PM
Acti-flex Senior vs. Flex-Max RebeccaMI Horse Nutrition 0 01-25-2011 01:55 PM
Left & Right Brained vs. Left & Right Sided CharliGirl Horse Talk 2 07-31-2010 01:35 PM
flex panels shamrock84 Horse Tack and Equipment 1 09-05-2009 12:16 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome