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    04-17-2011, 06:19 PM
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Foal
Question about training a 3 year old

Ok so my husband and I are having a disagreement about our 3 year old QH mare. Hershey is a little bit difficult at times and I am trying to really train her right. She is a little crooked from her knee down on one leg. She has a great walk, jog. But she struggles with the lope. She is still unbalanced at this time. So when I am doing lunging work with her I lope her for about 4 or 5 times around and bring her back to a jog. Then ask again for her to lope 4 or 5 times again. I do this a few times, trying to get her balanced. Well my husband thinks I should make her lope about 10 to 15 times before I bring her back to the jog. Can anyone comment or make some suggestion on what is the right way to teach her to lope? I am using a loose ring snaffle bit right now. We loped today for the 3rd time on her and she still likes to buck some, not hard enough to get me off, but hard enough to where it hurts my back. I know she is not balanced so I am pretty sure that is why she bucks. But it sure reminds me I am not as young as I use to be.
     
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    04-17-2011, 08:07 PM
  #2
Started
Balance comes from trot - trot trot trot. I would work on having that down solid and balanced before going to the canter.

Good luck!
     
    04-17-2011, 11:19 PM
  #3
Trained
You're more right than your husband. Crimsonsky is right, balance comes from the trot. Instead of picking a set number of canter laps, just lope her as long as she can keep her balance. As soon as it starts to fall apart, bring her back to trot. Once the trot is good again, then return to lope. Just use the trot the rebalance her each time her lope falls apart.
     

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