Tripping on Air
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Tripping on Air

This is a discussion on Tripping on Air within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        02-04-2009, 01:16 PM
      #1
    Foal
    Tripping on Air

    I guess Blue is clumsy. He trips over his own feet sometimes. Is there anything I can do to help him pay attention to what he is doing or will he always be this way?
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        02-04-2009, 01:41 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    When was the last time he had his feet done, could he use a trim?

    You could work some trotting poles into you rides. It makes them pay more attention to where they place their feet.
         
        02-04-2009, 02:05 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    How old he is? My gelding used to be like that when he was a younger...he started paying attention to his feet around 6. But I wouldnt never ride him down a hill becuase he would trip at least 2 or 3 times on nothing. Just walking down the road he would trip
         
        02-04-2009, 02:10 PM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by G and K's Mom    
    When was the last time he had his feet done, could he use a trim?

    You could work some trotting poles into you rides. It makes them pay more attention to where they place their feet.
    Good suggestions. Is this something new with him? I've been told by an old time horseman, that "horses are either naturally sure footed or not. If not, good luck". I do think that getting them to pay attention will help though.
         
        02-04-2009, 02:25 PM
      #5
    Weanling
    How often is he worked? And what do you normally do with him when you ride? He may just not have very much balance. That is something you can help with training.
         
        02-04-2009, 04:02 PM
      #6
    Foal
    He is around 6 or 7. We ride about twice a week. Every Sunday we either trail ride or (side of the road) ride from Sunup till Sundown. We walk mostly but I do run him. He is not shod and has very good, hard feet. He was trimmed last Sunday and is trimmed and rasped every 5 weeks or so. I check his feet and clean them before and after every ride. I think he is just clumsy and lazy. It's almost like he is not picking up his feet high enough to walk right. LOL He is very weird. Out of the 8 horses that we ride, he is the only one that will go out of his way to walk on the road instead of the grass on the side.

    I think he is just Mucho Loco in the Cabasa.
         
        02-04-2009, 04:08 PM
      #7
    Showing
    You might check your saddle placement along with the other suggestions. I know Vida will get "trippy" if I get in a hurry and place her saddle on to far forward.
         
        02-04-2009, 04:11 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    You ride from sun up to sundown? Same horse? Does he start tripping in the later part of the ride? Could be tired. Sounds like weekend warrior riding. May need some riding during the week, not as long of course to help build up his stamina so he's not tripping. Ground poles would be a very good exercise during the week.
         
        02-04-2009, 05:29 PM
      #9
    Foal
    Well, we don't stay on that whole time. We trail ride and stop. Come back home and eat then go back out. It's not constant riding. I'm not that mean.

    He trips before and after. LOL
    He gets rode at least once during the week too.
         
        02-04-2009, 09:04 PM
      #10
    Weanling
    He is ridden a lot but his body is not being build up from walking long periods. It might help to do some ring work with him. Try a lot of bending and circles at all of the gates. Working over poles may also be helpful to help him think about where his feet are.
         

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Tripping whitetrashwarmblood Horse Training 13 01-04-2009 08:30 PM
    Tripping...how much until it's considered a soundness issue? SonnyWimps Horse Health 4 03-11-2008 09:53 AM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0