Hi everyone, hope you are keeping warm if you are in the NW!
I baght my horse last feb. Since then I have done all the work with her, when i gother you pretty much couldnt touch her. I now am able to do everything with her and she acts like a pro, I broke her with no problem at all about 8 months ago and she turns 4 in late april. I am working mainly on transtions and flexion, her hard side is to the right, she somtimes cant figure out her leads on that side. I am wondering f anyone has any ideas to what I can or should be doing with her next. I am having my trainer start working her next month but was wondering what I can do beofre now and then.
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Get her yielding her hindquarters. That is a foundation move for almost any activity.
If she is having issues picking up leads I'd first explore all possible physical issues. I'd get a chiro and massage therapist out to see her, and make sure her tack fits well.
leg yeild and shoulder in are good. they don't have to be perfect, basically its just placing the forehand or hindquarters where you want them. my horses also learn turn on the forehand and a basic demi pirouette as they learn to move only the front half, or only the back half. great for suppling them up and is a massive leg up when it comes to dressage etc. being able to move each of your horses legs where you want, when you want has massive advantages for general riding and safety as well :)
Thanks :) I sadly havent been able to ride her all week! :(
Leads start with the hindquarters so I agree with working on yeilding the hindquarters for sure. Remember that getting the ribcage out of the way is real important.
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