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ThisGirl 07-16-2013 03:08 PM

my horse isn't setting up properly
 
recently my horse has been stretching her hind legs out further then they should be. She knows how to set up she has been showing all her life and she is 22. I called up my trainer and she told me it is just laziness. How do i get her to stop doing this my trainer is out of town and wont be back for awhile. so i am on my own.

spurstop 07-27-2013 12:25 PM

It's your responsibility as the handler to tell her where to put her feet. So you should move them where you want them to be. Or if you don't have the control of the back legs when cuing as you should, move her front feet back to stand her up.

Saddlebag 07-27-2013 06:49 PM

At 22 her bone structure is changing throughout the hindquarters, tilting forward. She probably finds it more comfortable to set her feet back a little farther.

ThisGirl 07-27-2013 09:53 PM

That's what my trainer said haha. I have been workin with her a lot on setting up and think I have the problem solved. Yay!!
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