Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Southern California
• Horses: 0
Paris, you have a beautiful horse in Annie, you both should have a long happy life together.
When a horse loses collection, or strings out, more than likely I would first see if she is getting bored at times and her mind is wandering.
Try this, in your practice routines, when you notice her stringing out, go into a figure eight pattern. Then back to a circle, if she strings out on the very first circle you can eliminate boredom. If she does not string out, but is collected and crisp. Then you should consider how many times you repeat an movement. Many times it is something as simple as varying the program to keep a horse interested. Try this and let us know.