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    04-13-2011, 10:26 PM
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Foal
Retraining - Racehorse to Dressage horse! One month on!

I found some photos and a short video from a few days after I bought Piper!




And here are some from a month later!



I think that he's come on a lot, but then I might be biased He learned to leg yield very quickly, but is still quite mouthy, he's had back/teeth etc checked, and is on bit number four (Monty Roberts sweet iron eggbutt snaffle with inlaid copper strips) so I hope it's not my hands!! But he does it on the lunge too so may just be him.

Advice and critique is always very welcome Please bear in mind I have a really bad back at the moment, so look a bit wonky! If anyone has any tips for relaxing and stretching the back (mine! Not the horse's) I will love you forever!
     
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    04-13-2011, 10:29 PM
  #2
Weanling
He's carrying himself a lot better. And so shiney! Good work.
     
    04-13-2011, 11:28 PM
  #3
Yearling
He's come a million miles! Well done!

What catches me about your photos is that your hands are pretty open and you've rolled your wrist over too far. You'll have a softer hand if you close the hand and bring your thumbs up on top - you may find this really helps him with his "mouthyness".

I can't watch the videos for some reason (they're making my computer freeze)... so all I can comment on are the photos.

I think you should be very proud of how well he's doing though, there's a huge improvement.
     
    04-14-2011, 12:04 AM
  #4
Banned
Ouch ouch ouch, I can see how sore your back is!

You have done wonderfully with him, congratulations. In some of the photos his head carriage is a little too much, but he is only learning, and for just a month - it's amazing.
I am a year in with my TB and have not come as far.
     
    04-14-2011, 04:19 AM
  #5
Foal
Hi well done, I used to retrain racehorses for a livng (now I do wild horses www.wildhorseproject.blogspot.com ) he's looking good, they do tend to stay mouthy for a long time, just ensure that he's not leaning on the bit and is not overbent in his work, a little open is better than having him to curled up in the neck. Couldnt see video either but overall looks pretty good
     
    04-14-2011, 11:32 AM
  #6
Started
Wonderful job!! :)
     
    04-14-2011, 12:03 PM
  #7
Foal
Thankyou guys!

You're right about his head carriage, he drops it when he's not working from behind enough, so I need more leg, you can see 8 seconds in, when the video changes, his head is in it's proper place - that is because I had gone and got a schooling whip! I don't like riding with one though, it makes him all jittery! So I only have it in that bit of clip.

Yes, my hands drive me mad - he's quite strong and I find myself tensing against him, which is never good!

My back is horrible, I think I did it in carrying lighting stuff for work! I really should go see a physio or something...

Thankyou for your crit and kind comments I will practise them and try and get some more video! I schooled him this morning and tried to sort my hands, he was a little bugger though, started him on a new feed, and he had a lot of energy, possibly too much I don't know what's wrong with the videos, maybe youtube playing up?
     
    04-14-2011, 12:18 PM
  #8
Weanling
Wow what a difference! Great job! You could stand to teach me a bit...my ottb is very wonky as well. I'm still in the process of putting weight on him (which is going VERY well by the way) but when I really start riding him, I would love some pointers :)
     
    04-14-2011, 12:30 PM
  #9
Foal
Thankyou! I'm struggling with putting weight on him too! I had him looking quite nice but his ribs are visible again now! What are you feeding yours?

Piper is quite an easy boy, not a typical tb really, he generally tries his best to do what you want!! But I think the trick is to get them fit/supple/balanced enough before asking anything of them, so that it's not physically too difficult for em :) And just have fun! They are such lovely horses
     
    04-14-2011, 12:36 PM
  #10
Started
I think you've done a spectacular job! :)
     

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