Originally Posted by Inga
OP Can you upload some pictures to photobucket (free photo sharing site) then just copy/paste the IMG code here.
Also, you said you don't know how to line drive your horse. That will be step one. Can you find a good trainer that will teach you how to do that? I have always taught horses to ground drive or long line first before anything. They are practically broke by the time you get on that way. They know where to put their heads, how to walk, trot and turn on command. You can be teaching verbal que's to them from the ground.
You will need a surcingle and of course, long ropes but it is fairly easy. It is basic mechanics, the head comes up and so does the motion. It is the collection that achieves the animation in the legs as well as body condition. There is an old saying in the Saddlebred world. You can fix the front but the back has to be natural. If the horse shuffles from behind, you won't likely fix that much but you can certainly help the front end by conditioning and collecting.
See if your trainer that sold you the horse can teach you to long line. Good luck and I can't wait to see your little girl. :)
I prefer to literally drive the horse forward and teach the horse to move and bend as well. This will teach the horse to move up into the bridle, lifting the head and of course, building up some motion.
The trainer I bought my horse Jett from, her and I are on bad terms. She moved to Kentucky after my friend and I left her barn, putting her out of business.
My horse does know how to long line, I just haven't done it since I broke him. I never really thought about it, and I don't have a trainer that can teach me to line, but I'm sure I can figure this out. I just don't know if itd be worth lining him??
This video is just some random clips, I had never done any work to his headset with this.
I was jumping him, but now he's done jumping. For like 3 weeks I did draw rein work to get his head down to see if he was more comfortable with that, he's not. So I stopped with draw reins do give him a break and now I've been using them to get his head up.
THis video I made when I was mad and we had a bunch of problems. It wasnt too long ago but he doesnt rear now and we're not jumping. I don't have any recent clips of draw rein work.