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post #1 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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I have been working on getting my horse to go straight from one post to the next, as suggested in CA book Horsemanship down under.... the thing is, Citrus raises his neck as we get to the post.

Do I just let him? That is my first inclination, since the exercise is about letting my horse learn to go forward without me interferring or having to steer.....

Has anyone tried this?

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post #2 of 6 Old 03-21-2011, 08:27 PM
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I think as long as the horse arrives at the post without changing gait or tempo, you've done it correctly. He's probably already used to the game and anticipating moving onto the next post.

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post #3 of 6 Old 03-22-2011, 07:57 AM
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can you explain the exercise a little more please ?

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-22-2011, 08:07 AM
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Yes. Just work on one thing at a time. When you get good going straight then you can work on lowering the head. That's what CA says. Otherwise the horse gets too confused. When doing too many things at once. Ya know?
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-23-2011, 07:34 PM
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I think the exercise at this point is just focusing on getting there in a straight line and having clear intentions of where you want to go, instead of just moseying around the arena not sure of where you truly want to ride. If he gets fussy when you arrive at each post, just ignore it for now. Once you've mastered the exercise and your horse is listening to where your mind and body is telling him to go, then you can ask for a bit more by having him remain in a nice frame from point to point. :)

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-23-2011, 10:18 PM
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Are you talking about the cruising exercise, or the follow the rail exercise? I think in either one, as long as he is going in the gait you want, you basically leave him be, and only hold him responsible for his gait. Obviously follow the rail you would also hold him responsible for maintaining the position on the rail as well, but basically you only guide him when you need to and stay out of his way for the rest of the time.

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