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post #11 of 30 Old 02-16-2012, 06:47 AM
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how much work has she had undersaddle ? Is she getting her feet trimmed/shod regularly ?

If they arent pretty sure footed by 4 just from being in the field, I would look at how she's being trimmed first, then look to training.

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Fairly green is establish walk and trot totally in and out of an arena, but no canter as of yet. She has probably had in total maybe 6 months under saddle roughly. She does get her feet done regularly and the farrier is very good. :)
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I would talk to the farrier about his tripping.

Why has he not cantered undersaddle yet ?

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I echo the pole work---at walk & trot (of course after medical reasons & hoof evaluation has taken place!)

It has helped my Belgian draft mare tremendously! She used to be a frequent tripper & she hardly does it anymore since we've been working with our trainer & the poles.

I circle her at walk & trot over 1 pole...then 2 (2 really get her to pick up her feet!).

I also run with her (she trots next to me) over poles going straight.

It's really helped her & she is very fancy & coordinated now!
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Because we havent started cantering yet, our priority was to try and stop the tripping first so she doesn't injure somebody or herself. We will be getting the farrier out again soon now :)
Thanks for the advice Jenni May
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Because we havent started cantering yet, our priority was to try and stop the tripping first so she doesn't injure somebody or herself. We will be getting the farrier out again soon now :)
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I wouldn't be too keen to canter a tripper either.
Ask your farrier if she is landing toe first, my horse did & it was a simple fix.
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why has he not cantered undersaddle yet ?
Unbalanced horse + tripping is very dangerous. Better to wait till the tripping is fixed before pushing for the canter. My horse tripped and slammed his nose into the ground when I asked for a canter once. We were both fine, but that's why it's important to help them balance via half halts and having your weight positioned correctly!

My horse is 10 and just learned how to canter under saddle.

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Unbalanced horse + tripping is very dangerous. Better to wait till the tripping is fixed before pushing for the canter. My horse tripped and slammed his nose into the ground when I asked for a canter once. We were both fine, but that's why it's important to help them balance via half halts and having your weight positioned correctly!

My horse is 10 and just learned how to canter under saddle.

It just seems odd to me to wait so long to canter. With many horses, canter work can improve their trot.

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This will be an odd question, but does she need farrier work? My trainer is having the farrier out after noticing that Sam had tripped a few times. I just had him done 6 weeks ago, so you wouldn't think it would be bad enough to trip him.

Just a thought.
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