Won't turn right?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Training Horses > Horse Training

Won't turn right?

This is a discussion on Won't turn right? within the Horse Training forums, part of the Training Horses category
  • My horse won't track right
  • Horse won't turn right

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-22-2012, 12:01 PM
  #1
SGM
Foal
Won't turn right?

I rode Jazz the other day and she did better than I expected. She was stubborn yes but didn't take a lot of motivation to get her to go. She wouldn't neck rein and she does know how so we went to plow reining instead. Turning left she did really well, but when it came to turning right (direct rein) she wouldn't at all. She would toss her head repeatidly and back up. So I got off and did the one rein stop exercises on the ground to try to soften her up on the right side. She was definitely more resistant on the right. Got back on after she was giving more on the ground on the right and she still tossed her head. If I pulled my hand way out she would turn right with some fighting, but not as much and at least she did turn right. Otherwise she would do the back-up thing. We're supposed to ride her again this evening. We saddled her and Sugar up yesterday and rode Sugar but the used leather saddle we'd put on Jazz litterally ripped apart where it connects to the cinch, so we didn't ride Jazz and that saddle is junk now. We were going to ride her anyway, just swap saddles but we had some people drop by and never got around to it.

Anyway, tonight we're planning to ride Jazz and see what my husband thinks of her. If she does the same thing could it be she's confused or stiff? She use to neck rein before my friend got her which is what my husband is more use to anyway.

I thought Sugar did great last night and would be a good match for my husband. He wants to see about Jazz and go from there. He hasn't been on the horses as much as me yet so he's still learning what he's looking for I think. Anyway, I wanted to use the leather saddle on Jazz because it has the widest gullet and she's a round quarter horse. Which ever one stays we'll be getting a better fitted saddle for. I know Jazz acts like this no matter what saddle is on her apparently since she was real stubborn before with a really nice saddle that fit her to a T. I thought about trying her with just a halter to see if she'd respond to the right a bit more. She doesn't like that horse trailer she was brought down here in and I wonder if she strained a muscle or something in it. She did get a little cut on her hip from the trailer. She's use to a stock trailer and was in a narrow 2 horse. Now that its been a week she might not be sore if that was what the problem was too. When I rode her at my friend's she didn't have a problem turning. I just don't remember now if she neck reined with me or not, I just don't recall.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-22-2012, 01:42 PM
  #2
Foal
What do her feet look like? I had a problem turning right with my paint, all it ended up being was she needed a trim. Her right foot tends to grow more on the side, or "flare", which was causing pain in the leg when she went to turn right. My farrier keeps her all good now.
Posted via Mobile Device
     
    06-22-2012, 01:44 PM
  #3
SGM
Foal
She was just trimmed before she got here. She doesn't seem to have any trouble turning right on her own, just in the saddle that day.
     
    06-22-2012, 01:52 PM
  #4
Weanling
I would think she is stiff and it might be hurting her some. My horse was the same way and now she'll do well, except for at the canter, just very one-sided. Lots of bending and suppling should help with the stiffness.
     
    06-22-2012, 01:56 PM
  #5
SGM
Foal
Ok thanks. I'm anxious to see if she's any different today compared to the other day. I don't remember now if it was Monday or Tuesday that I rode her.
     
    06-22-2012, 03:32 PM
  #6
Foal
Try bending, and strech her before you ride! :)
     
    06-22-2012, 03:45 PM
  #7
SGM
Foal
Thanks I will! :)
     
    06-22-2012, 10:57 PM
  #8
Weanling
She's probably out of alignment and needs to see a chiropractor.
     
    06-22-2012, 11:37 PM
  #9
Showing
Because horses are inclined to turn to the left and it works well for the rider, the right side is often not trained to bend. It's not a difficult fix but will take a little time. On the ground, use a flat halter and stand facing her shoulder. The goal is to get her nose to touch your hip but not just yet. Extend your right hand to the halter ring and insert only one finger so nothing gets caught in there. Ask her to bend two inches only. Remove your finger and push her head back. Repeat this a dozen times, extending the time from when you've let go of the halter to when you push her head back. By now there should be less resistance. Now ask for 4" and again repeat a dozen times. The teaching is when you let go of the halter before you push her head back. By now you may even be able to coax her nose almost to your hip. Release and see how long she will hold. The moment she looks like she will straighten, you do it. Put her away as that is a huge reward. And begin again the next day. There is a good chance she will rebel so be sure to start again with the 2" instead. Let's avoid conflict. You will find that it takes much less time to get her to bend to your hip. Be sure to work her near side a bit as well. When you feel she's bending fairly well, repeat the work with her in a snaffle. When she is resistant she is locking her poll. These exercises teach her to soften at the poll which is more comfortable for her.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is It My Turn Soon? mystykat Horse Riding 24 03-01-2012 07:09 PM
Male riders, Turn off? or Turn on? teafortwo Horse Talk 76 06-02-2011 03:33 AM
Why won't she turn? HorseyPie Horse Training 3 05-04-2011 09:28 AM
Half Turn on the Haunches, and Half turn on the forehand. Mickey4793 English Riding 7 02-01-2011 02:20 AM
A better turn.. x Branded Heart x Reining 9 09-12-2010 05:17 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:31 PM.


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