04-26-2012, 07:45 PM
| || | Getting the horse off the forehand
So I take lessons twice a week on two different lesson horses, and ride my horse 3-5 days a week. I have been having trouble getting lesson horse #1 off the forehand even when she is giving to the bit. How can I fix this problem? With lesson horse #2 On the left lead she is perfect, giving to the bit, completely moving off her hind-quarters. But on the left lead, she won't give to the bit without a huge fight, and when she does is still completely on the forehand and not engaging her hind end at all. Is it just that she is weaker on the right side or what? How can I fix this? With my horse, she is an arab with a U-neck, and I can not possibly get her to give to the bit. She hasn't had much training, in fact is still green when it comes to the training side of things. (Was a green-horse project before I got her) Oddly enough she isn't on the forehand even though her neck is straight up and her nose is pointed out(???) When I ask for her to give to the bit she does but doesn't hold it at all, if I ask at the trot she holds it for about ONE step. How can I get her to stay giving to the bit?Thanks in advance!