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post #11 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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[QUOTE=CJack99;1646273]When you are outside the round pen, are you riding or lunging? I have a Quarter who loves to change direction in the riding ring any time he thinks he can get away with it. First I had to pay real close attention to ensure I wasn't accidentally squeezing the opposite heel and cueing him to turn that direction. Second, I had to ensure that I always had enough rein collected up to provide him with a tunnel he couldn't escape from. Third, I would start with bigger circles, which will ask for an easier turn from him - and then progress from there.[/QUOTE

All of these instances are occurring while riding. Thank you for your insight. I have been doing the same thing--checking my cues and collecting rein. I was also thinking bigger circles are where I need to start, or go back to I should say!, haha. Thank you again.
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by sarbare View Post
I have been riding my three year old colt for just over a year now.

What's the work schedule? Your colt could simply need a break.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-15-2012, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
What's the work schedule? Your colt could simply need a break.
As far as a break--I do agree that he needs a break, not necessarily from riding, but from what we have been doing and how much we have been doing.

The work schedule was 3 times a week but it has increased to about 5 times a week, one of those days being a trail ride. The other times I work on trotting and loping straight lines, and then circling, as I mentioned above. I have got a lot of good information from others' advice. So I will be changing the workload or type of workload.
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