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    06-02-2008, 09:24 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Haha, i'm training my mule to rein...... which is interesting to say the least...... umm, things you can work on now.....

Stopping from trot/canter.... try w/o reins..... lean back and put your feet forward, and if he doesn't stop, then pull on reins..... at first don't expect him to stop on a dime or to do a sliding stop.... let him keep his forward momentum because he isn't used to it yet, and even in a sliding stop they have forward momentum...... what you DON"T want is a horse that stops stiff!

You can start practicing on spins.... but go very very slow at first...... focus on him crossing over in the front, if he doesn't cross over now you'll have problems going faster....... maybe even start on the ground by moving his front end while his back stays put, and only relieve pressure when he crosses over, not just when he moves away......

Umm, I don't know how far you are, but practicing lead changes and flying lead changes would be good, that and controling the speed of his lope, you usually will do slow small circles and large fast circles.......

Practicing backing up is good too..... but you want to practice a "light back".... just pick up the reins and barely make contact.... if he takes a step back or even leans back reward him.... it'll make him a lot lighter and they like seing that.......

Oh another thing to work on, is going from doing a lot of work to standing still and relaxed...... some judges will dock points if your horse won't do this......

I'm not sure what level you plan to do this at..... but this should help you at most levels.....
     
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    06-04-2008, 06:23 PM
  #12
Weanling
Thanks! I been working on the backing up and he's ok with that and understand every time we stop he needs to back up at least two steps, so he immediatly goes back when I sit in my seat,
How can I get him to cross over in the front from the ground? He doesnt like things near his butt so he moves his butt as his first reaction to anything stupid previous owners grrrr
I have started the leads but not the flying lead changes, first I go one way around the arena at a lope in the right lead then switch directions and get him in that lead and go a few times around,
Im also working on feet cues instead of my voice or my hands, up til now I have never needed to use my feet on my horse, he increases speed at a smooch and slows down at a sit and pull on the reins, then neck reins so...i have some training to do lol
Thanks again!!
     
    06-04-2008, 08:24 PM
  #13
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by horsey*kisses
thanks! I been working on the backing up and he's ok with that and understand every time we stop he needs to back up at least two steps, so he immediatly goes back when I sit in my seat,
How can I get him to cross over in the front from the ground? He doesnt like things near his butt so he moves his butt as his first reaction to anything stupid previous owners grrrr
I have started the leads but not the flying lead changes, first I go one way around the arena at a lope in the right lead then switch directions and get him in that lead and go a few times around,
Im also working on feet cues instead of my voice or my hands, up til now I have never needed to use my feet on my horse, he increases speed at a smooch and slows down at a sit and pull on the reins, then neck reins so...i have some training to do lol
Thanks again!!
sounds like you are doing good, keep it up....

To get him to cross over, stand by his shoulder and put pressure on his shoulder close to his neck not his girth area..... keep the pressure until he crosses over, do not releave pressure if he crosses behind! That's bad! And be sure to do it on both sides, eventually he'll be able to do it easily and with little effort on your part
     
    06-04-2008, 09:18 PM
  #14
Weanling
Ok i'll try that the next time I get time with him on the ground, maybe tomorrow if the weather cooperates and if im not too busy, I have no clue wut im doin tomorrow so
THANK YOU!!! *throws cookie* *suffocates with hugs*
     
    06-05-2008, 05:47 AM
  #15
Foal
I was taught to start spins from small circles, that spinning actually comes from forward momentum. You should never back into them. If you've got good neck reining happening it shouldnt be to hard lol (easier to say than do lol)
     

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