Anticipating the slide

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    06-14-2010, 04:26 PM
Anticipating the slide

So I have been riding a new little filly at my trainers named Dot. She is built perfect for my taste: wide but not a tank, slender bu not skinny. Plus, she has haunches that are made to slide. She slides almost vertical. Dang. She is the best filly I have ever seen in this area.

Well, unfortunately, Dot has learned that in the run downduring competition she has to stop after we gain so much speed. She's started trying to slide before we reach the correct spot. So she will start to plant her butt, I'll get her out of it, and they we'll slide for real. Every judge is saying "if she hadn't of slid too early I would've given it to her." or "Really need to work on getting that slide position!"

The funny thing is, she won't do it at home. ONLY in the arena we show in. At home she does fine. I was thinking Icould fix it home, but if she isn't Doing it here...?

I've tried running down without sliding, but still no improvement. I've been showing this filly since September. She is four years old now... She has been training since she was two, with only light work of course. She's Jester's daughter so I'm rather partial to her. Help is always apreciated ;)
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    06-14-2010, 10:14 PM
That is why they have paid warm ups. If she is not doing it at home that is the only place to fix the problem is where it is happening.

Also taking her to show in a different arena will help. Horses know when they are on and when they are not. Working at home like you are showing at times helps. They learn that the only time they go full out is when they show and a lot of people forget to work full out at times at home to keep the horse honest in the pen.
    06-16-2010, 07:05 PM
Yes, I thinking that same thing. Sometimes our arena does open riding so I could go ahead and take her down there when I'm not working.

Haha, the reining horse is one of the smartest animals I have ever come across.
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    06-18-2010, 11:16 PM
You might have to blow a show or two to get her out of it. She is smart... she's learned that you'll reprimand her at home, but she's gotten away with it at a show. So at a show sometime, if nrhareiner's advice doesn't work out, just get after her like you would at home. Or act like you're doing a show at home. She's smart, you might have to be sneaky and tricky to make her think it's the real deal. You seem like you know how to fix it, so I'll let it go at that... Good luck!
    06-19-2010, 10:18 AM
My next question would be also do you fence in warm ups at the show?
    06-19-2010, 03:46 PM
I don't normally fence, but every now and then I will fence her. A lot of times the arena is so packed I can't warm up at all, except for a few circles if I get there early. I won't ccompete if I'm not warmed up, but it's hard for me to get the run down to fence without running into someone. You'd think they would open up one of the other four arenas, but for sown reason they won't.
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    06-20-2010, 11:26 PM
You need to fence her. This is how you keep them from scotching on the stops. You need to make her think she is going to run all the way to the wall. Fencing has nothing to do with teaching a horse who to stop. It is about getting them to fold in 1/2 and to make them think they are going to run all the way every time.
    06-24-2010, 08:57 PM
Yea, I figured you would say that. Guess I should start doing that more often.
    06-25-2010, 08:31 PM
I do the Hunter Jumpers, so I know absolutaly nothing about reining...
Could someone telling me what fencing is? Haha
    06-25-2010, 08:36 PM
Fencing is running your horse all the way to the fence and have the fence stop them. This is NOT done to teach a horse to stop but to refine the stop by encouraging the horse to brake in the middle stop harder and also to stop the horse from anticipating stopping early or when they run to a cone and stop like they do in the class. This is a very important part of the warm up yet some do not do it for what ever reason.

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