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post #11 of 14 Old 06-06-2012, 07:40 PM
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Why not switch to a regular snaffle mouth with loose rings. She will find this more comfortable. When too much bit is used a horse will run into the pain. I don't know how much barrel practice you are doing but she may be burned out. When you work the barrels, skip the pattern, ride one barrel as correctly as you can at the walk then go for a trail ride. This will help keep her mind fresh.
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post #12 of 14 Old 06-06-2012, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah we practice once a week and I rode her in a loose ring snaffle today
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post #13 of 14 Old 06-06-2012, 09:05 PM
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Ok so I rode and I was just walking and trotting and circles and stopping and backing and then I would let her relax.. & now when I try to stop she sticks her head up in the air .. She stopped perfect on the ground at each gait. She still wouldn't back.. I tried EVERYTHING! She backed when I was on her though. She hesitated a lot though. I rode her in a O ring snaffle!
Okay she stops perfectly on the ground when you're not on. So that's the big difference.

Make sure her saddle still fits, and how exactly do you stop her on the ground VS. on her back? You may be pulling her into a stop instead of riding her into a stop. Check her mouth too.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
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post #14 of 14 Old 06-07-2012, 01:29 AM
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I had a similar issue with my horse fighting the whoa when I mount. From the advice here I started working him from the ground. He hates flexing his head down fir some reason. For a couple of days now I've been applying pressure down and back to the lead. Releasing him immediately when he submits. I'd apply pressure and hold it for a long time at first (steady not increasing) until he submitted. After just a few days he is submitting and backing up. I just gradually asked for more. Whoas perfect when I mounted him yesterday. Still has a lot of work on backing up and getting all the flex I want but definate progress. If anything this forum has taught me ground work is where it begins!
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