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post #1 of 6 Old 01-22-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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what are your excersises for getting a horse balanced?

just out of curiosity I thought I would make a thread and see what kinds of excersises everyone has for getting an unbalanced (very or slightly) horse balanced.
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post #2 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 02:53 PM
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What do you mean by "unbalanced"? Like he leans to one side on a circle, is heavy on the forehand, has a hard time carrying himself...?

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post #3 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 02:58 PM
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A good exercise is riding up and down hills/slopes, to help the horse balance.
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-23-2011, 05:59 PM
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Lots of serpentines, changes of direction and circling in and out of a 20 meter or so circle for me!
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What do you mean by "unbalanced"? Like he leans to one side on a circle, is heavy on the forehand, has a hard time carrying himself...?
all of the above...and head high, back low...ect ect pretty well any means of unbalance you can think off
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-26-2011, 09:49 PM
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Okay...my favorite are lateral movements. Leg yield, shoulder fore, turn on the forehand, spiral in/out on a circle (assuming this is a fairly green horse since he is unbalanced in the first place). Hills and transitions too.

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