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post #11 of 35 Old 06-03-2008, 03:11 PM
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Aw he has a nice form. He looks really good! LOL @ Cocoa's nose.

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so he is rounding his back afterall?! YAY!!!! *throws a party*
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Your starting to get there. If you watch the videos look at where his hind feet land in relation to the front ones. If the back hoofprint lands in the front one then he is starting to step through properly. Do what your doing now and try what I suggested about the lifting but drive him on when he stops even if you only use it a lower pressure the resulting drive should help a lot.
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I would have driven him more and got him to do a faster paced trot instead of his western jog, but we just got back from a trail ride and he was tired...so I didn't want to push him too much
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I'm keeping my hands down there because he does seem to round better down there and once I can get him to round all the time with my hands there I'll slowly start to raise them up to the right position.

But JDI you do think he's rounding a bit?
Getting there. He needs to work off his hindquarters instead of falling on his front end :)


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what do you mean by "falling on his front end"?
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what do you mean by "falling on his front end"?
Horses naturally carry themselves on the forehand, where their balance relies on the front end. They need to start to roll back on their haunches and bounce off the haunches.


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was he doing that at all? Even a little bit..
How would I go about having him do that?

The way he looked in the vdeos...do you think that will help him regain his topline?
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was he doing that at all? Even a little bit..
How would I go about having him do that?

The way he looked in the vdeos...do you think that will help him regain his topline?
From what I saw, he is on his forehand. You need to get him engaging his hind and and rocking back to work off the hindquarter. Lots of stopping, backing, and then moving forward into a trot or canter (right off the bat, no walk steps if you're trotting and no walk or trot steps if you're cantering) will help. Make him step his little hiney up and under him, and as someone posted before you can do this by "lifting" him with your legs and making him rock back.
And yes, this will build his topline.


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ooh ok I'll try that

Did you think he was rounding his back at all, JDI, in the video? Also is that he's doing now (in the video)...will that help his topline? Not sure if you meant what you just suggested on getting him off his forehand would help his topline of it what I was doing with him in the video would
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