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post #1 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Slow down please! :3

During the summer, I've been working with my dads 6 year old paint mare. I decided to add her to my training schedule (lol's... I like to sound profesh) when I rode her once and she was awful at the trot and lope. She would run through my hand at both, would not circle at all in the lope. When I tried, it was a big fight and she'd either run, drop her shoulder and turn a super sharp corner or break into a trot.

So I was like "We shall teach you some respect to the bit and my leg!"

After many long and frustrating rides, this was the result:


I know it isn't great quality, the post I had the camera on was uneven, but hey, you get the gist.

How do you think I did?

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post #2 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 08:35 PM
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She's doing great from what I could see. Loping around all relaxed in an open field, take a bow, that is no small feat girl!
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 09:30 PM
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Did you just lope her or did you work on slowing that trot down and getting it balanced?
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post #4 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I built it all up from a walk, working on getting her trotting nice, even slow circles before even attempting to lope. I also worked on her transitions a lot, a did a couple rides of only collecting her going into a transition and getting her to hold it for a few strides after. That was a bit more frustrating for me.

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post #5 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 09:54 PM
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Well you're doing well :)
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post #6 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :) I hope to have her slowed down and doing that on loose rein next year.

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During the summer, I've been working with my dads 6 year old paint mare. I decided to add her to my training schedule (lol's... I like to sound profesh) when I rode her once and she was awful at the trot and lope. She would run through my hand at both, would not circle at all in the lope. When I tried, it was a big fight and she'd either run, drop her shoulder and turn a super sharp corner or break into a trot.

So I was like "We shall teach you some respect to the bit and my leg!"

After many long and frustrating rides, this was the result:

Lizzy Day 4 -- Loping - YouTube

I know it isn't great quality, the post I had the camera on was uneven, but hey, you get the gist.

How do you think I did?
Looks pretty good. Her canter will slow down with work and become a little more even. She's a bit short strided but that's natural for her I would assume. did you have a tie down on her by chance?
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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No, I rode her with a martengale twice and then left it cause I was too lazy to put it on, mostly....

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-03-2011, 10:27 PM
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Well a martingale will help keep from the head tossing, but it is temporary. Just keep steady with your hands, use a fair bit of seat and stay light handed. Suppling exercises and shoulder/hip control exercises as well will really help with balance.
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